This Morning we had to turn on the heater for the first time this year. Actually, it only stayed on a couple of hours until it started warming up outside. This is one of the benefits of living in Florida. Of course if you visit us any time after March you will see our air conditioner running at top speed.
For those of you that don’t live in warm temps here are ways to stay warm and cozy this Winter, I had to add some really cute pictures of pets too.
Warm This Winter
temperatures drop and people yearn for comfy days at home, you likely have your
eye on the thermostat and wait with trepidation for your energy bill to arrive.
There usually is no escaping higher heating costs, but that doesn’t mean they
have to skyrocket during the cold months. Here are some ways to help your
family have a comfortable Winter
have ceiling fans in your home, you probably don’t turn them on too much during
the winter time. It doesn’t seem to make sense that blowing air is conducive to
creating warm spaces. However, with a simple adjustment you can harness the power of the
fan in your favor. Adjust the fan’s blades so that the leading edge is tipped
down, then make sure it is running in the clockwise direction as viewed from
below. This will move the warmer air near the ceiling down into the room you
are using. Keep the fan on low speed.
use colder weather as a reason to gather family members into a few rooms, which
will boost the cozy feel while you turn down the thermostat. By closing the
vents in rooms you don’t need to use a lot, you can shift more warm air into
the spaces you love to live life in. Get some board games, movies, or art
supplies together and keep your home’s occupants in one or two rooms. The body
heat will warm the space, and the camaraderie can warm your heart.
looking to cut down on repair and energy costs would do well to get a routine
checkup on their furnace if they want to have a comfortable winter. Maximizing airflow, changing
filters, and dealing with problems before they get worse will lengthen the life
of your furnace and stretch your energy dollars. Plus, you won’t risk allowing
harmful gases such as carbon monoxide enter your home.
are preparing your home for winter weather, take a close look at your
baseboards and around doors and windows. If you can see daylight through any
cracks or places where weather stripping is missing, you likely are losing heat without even realizing it. You
can also feel around doors and windows with your hands to check for small
drafts or cold spots. Address any voids or cracked caulking right away to
prevent further heat loss.
likes to walk around their home with five layers of clothing on, but adding
just a sweater can allow you to turn down the thermostat two degrees, which
will add up in energy savings over several months. Wear socks and long-sleeve
shirts every day to help you resist the urge to turn up the heat. You can look
at it as an opportunity to wear that wool sweater your aunt knitted for you two
a comfortable winter setting in your home doesn’t have to require a great deal
of sacrifice. These simple changes can help you maximize your home’s coziness
factor this winter while also helping you save money.