Fall will be over before we know it and this means that if you are a homeowner, it’s time to start thinking about home heating. Winters can be brutal for local residents, making efficient heating in Kirkland a top priority for homeowners. Coming home to a warm and cozy oasis without skyrocketing energy costs or potential fire hazards is essential.
Take advantage of these winter heating tips from the experts to ensure efficient and safe heating in your home throughout even the coldest winter nights.
Harness Sunlight’s Warmth
Generally speaking, south and west facing windows will receive the majority of sunlight during the day. You can use the sun’s warmth to your advantage by opening curtains in these windows to allow the warmth of the sun to come through. This won’t work on days that aren’t sunny, so be sure to keep the curtains shut when the clouds are blocking the sun’s rays.
Insulate Windows and Doors
Caulking can be your best friend when it comes to sealing those leaks in your home around windows. These tiny leaks can add up to big energy drains. You can also install weather stripping around doors to get rid of drafts. Finally, adding insulated curtains to windows will provide added protection against the cold, especially at night, when the sun won’t be there to help keep things toasty. Winter heating during cold Kirkland nights is really what most homeowners have trouble with and those insulated curtains work wonders.
Keep Vents Unobstructed
Take an inventory of your vents to be sure they are all able to blow the heated air freely into your rooms. Be sure that furniture is not blocking the path of air flow. A chair placed in front of a vent may seem harmless, but it really does have a negative effect on warming capability. Keep your furniture out of the path of airflow to ensure the highest level of warming possible.
Let Your Inner Chef Out
Cooking gourmet meals on the stove and roasting for hours in the oven can help to significantly heat the house up on a cold winter day. During the summer, cooking can make the house too hot, leaving some chefs less than enthusiastic about preparing anything that will take too long. During the winter however, let your inner chef free and enjoy all the cooking you missed out on during the summer. You will get a nice hot meal to warm you from the inside and higher temperatures to keep you warm on the outside too! It’s a true win-win, especially if you can get out of dish duty.
Routinely Have Your HVAC Ducts Cleaned
For the efficiency of your heating unit and safety of your family, there isn’t anything more important than routine cleaning of your HVAC system. Dirt, dust, and even mold can accumulate in the ventilation system of your home. This can lead to increased heating costs, unsafe air quality, and a greater risk of fire.
We highly recommend taking advantage of our routine and seasonal maintenance to keep your HVAC system working appropriately and safely. HVAC and duct cleaning will eliminate harmful contaminants in your ducts to prevent any buildup from occurring on critical system components.
To promote safe and efficient home heating in Kirkland, contact us today at (888)435-1212 for a free consultation regarding your HVAC system maintenance requirements. Discover the world of difference our HVAC and duct cleaning services can make in your home.