Winter has arrived here in Lynwood, Washington and if you haven’t prepared for the cold winter days and the freezing winter nights, they can become quite uncomfortable. There are many things you can do to warm yourself and your home. Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid the freeze.
Warm Yourself and Make Some Changes to Your Home
Wearing thicker clothing and using heavier blankets at night may seem obvious, but they are a great way to make yourself warmer. An added bonus is that when you bundle up you can stay warm and at the same time you may be able to save money by keeping your thermostat turned down. You can also make some small changes to your house that will keep the cold out and the warm in. Check for gaps in your windows, around doors or the fireplace. They could be letting cold air in and making your heater work unnecessarily harder. Making sure these are sealed off will be a simple way to keep you warm.
Check Your HVAC System and Make Changes
Your HVAC system will perform at its best and keep you and your family warm and comfortable if it is well maintained, you may not have noticed any problems, but it does help to have it checked regularly. There may be performance issues that you’d probably not have otherwise noticed.
Finally, consider installing a smart thermostat. It can keep you nice and warm and save you money at the same time. You can program the thermostat to turn down when you are away from home, as well as when you are asleep and to turn up and warm you when you are home. Plus, you’ll be able to make changes directly from your smartphone, tablet or computer if your schedule changes.
Why not contact us at Kings Heating and Air Conditioning if you are having any issues with your HVAC system, or perhaps you want to make sure it will stay in good working order all winter long by scheduling your annual furnace maintenance. We look forward to the opportunity of helping you stay warm and cozy this winter.