5 Hacks for Staying Warm Without Cranking up the Heat

If we all kept our homes as warm as we liked all winter long, just imagine how much we’d be spending on energy bills. Turning up the thermostat on cold days can be tempting and we all know how comfortable a warm, cozy house can be but just a few extra degrees can really take a toll on your bank account. Luckily, there are lots of ways to stay warm this winter without running to the thermostat.

  1. Cover up cold floors: you can do so by placing area rugs on top of wood and tile. Not only do they feel nice on your feet, they can help prevent warm air from escaping through the floorboards.
     

  2. Leave the door cracked open while you shower: it allows warm, steamy air to travel throughout the house.
     

  3. Open curtains and shades during the day: this is a great way to take advantage of the sun’s warm rays. Allowing them to penetrate through glass windows and doors will help raise interior temperatures a few degrees. Just remember to close them back up when the sun goes down.
     

  4. Leave the oven door open once you’ve finished cooking: the heat from inside is a great way to warm up the kitchen and surrounding rooms.
     

  5. Change your sheets: those lighter cotton or satin sheets can be stored away for winter. Throw flannel sheets and a thicker comforter on the bed for extra warmth during the colder months.

For the best in service, advice and expert installations for your new heating system in the Twin Cities – St. Paul area, call and speak with the heating professionals at Uptown Heating today.

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