Beat the cold with these easy tips.
Winter is coming! As we start to experience the first cold fronts and temperature drops of the season, it’s important to be prepared. It’s no secret that winter is the time when most households consume the most energy, and with it, a rise in utility bills!
If you’re looking for ways to make your home warmer without hurting your bank account, these easy tips might help.
Let the sunlight in.
The simplest things can make a big difference. Keep curtains open during the day to get free solar heat. You can also invest in insulating curtains, which help keep cold air outside and warm air inside.
Install a door sweep.
Cold air can easily infiltrate beneath a door that leads outside. Installing a door sweep is an inexpensive option to stop cold air from seeping beneath a door. You’ll only need to cut the sweep to the desired length and use screws to secure it.
Change the direction of the ceiling fan.
If you’re going to use the ceiling fan during the winter, remember to reverse the rotation. A clockwise rotation will push the warm air downward and help make the room feel warmer.
Set a proper thermostat temperature.
Setting the temperature of your thermostat to the max doesn’t mean your home will heat up faster. Experts recommend lowering the temperature between 7 and 10 degrees during an 8-hour period per day. This will help your system run efficiently and your energy bill will be less.
Thankfully, all Camden Homes are constructed with energy-efficient technology so you can worry less about energy bills and enjoy more of the holiday celebrations. If you’re ready to make the move this season, get in touch with one of our agents today.