Winter is around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of how to keep your home warm. Keeping your home warm during the winter season is crucial for the health and well-being of your family. Research shows that cold weather can affect your body’s ability to fights off deadly infections and viruses. By keeping your home warm, you will not only hence your comfort but also your family’s health. But how you keep your hour warm this winter matters a lot.
There are many techniques you can use to keep your house warm during winter months. But out of all methods available, the best and most recommended way of keeping your home warm during winter months is installing high-quality HVAC systems. In this post, we are going to discuss five tips to stay warm this coming winter.
1. Install high-quality furnace
Also referred to as a heater, a furnace is a heating unit used to heat your entire home. The quality of the furnace you install in your home matters a lot. A low-quality furnace results in poor and inefficient performance. The last thing you want is installing a furnace that is not heating your home efficiently during the cold winter season. That is why it is crucial to install a high-quality furnace from a reputable brand. Additionally, how the furnace is installed in your house is crucial. If it is not installed properly, the heater will do little to keep your home warm during the winter season regardless of its quality. If you want your furnace to work efficiently and smoothly, hire a reputable HVAC company to install the heater on your behalf.
If you have already installed a furnace in your home, you need to have it inspected by an expert to see if it is in great shape. One of the most common problems in the furnace is dirty filters. If your furnace is not heating your home efficiently as it is used to, chances are that the filters are clogged or dirty and need to be replaced. A clean filter in a furnace is crucial as it helps to ensure that the furnace runs smoothly and efficiently thus keeping your house warm during the winter season.
2. Install reverse ceiling fans
This may come as a surprise to many people because ceiling fans are mostly used to keep the house cool during hot summer months. But ceiling fans can also keep your house warm during winter months. All you need to do is reverse the spinning direction of the fan. Still don’t believe it? Okay, let’s explain the science behind this. When air is heated, it usually rises then is replaced by cold air underneath. When you change the direction of your ceiling fan (move in a clockwise direction), it will help push warm air down thus keeping your house warm during the winter season. Putting ceiling fans in a reverse direction at low speed can help to circulate warm air around the room.
3. Insulate HVAC ducts
HVAC ducts are conduits used in heating, air conditioning, and ventilation to supply and remove air for your property. The overall condition of your HVAC ducts will determine whether your HVAC system will keep your home warm this winter season or not. A broken or cracked HVAC system can result in massive energy loss that can prevent your furnace from heating your house to the recommended level. Therefore, if your HVAC ducts have cracked or broken beyond repair level, replace them will new ducts. However, if the cracks are minor, have them repaired by sealing them. It is also recommended that you add a layer of insulation around long ducts to help maintain temperatures. Well sealed and insulated ducts can help to maintain and conserve energy during the winter season. Also, seal all gaps and crevices in your home to prevent heat loss.
4. Install portable wall mounted heater
Another cheap but effective way of keeping your home warm during the winter season is by installing wall mounted heaters. The good thing about portable wall-mounted heaters is that they can be moved from one room to another, meaning that you don’t have to buy multiple heaters. The fact that they are wall-mounted means that they don’t consume a lot of space. Therefore, they are ideal for people who have limited floor space. Modern wall mounted heaters can be controlled via your smartphone. You don’t have to adjust the heater physically to keep your house warm.
5. Install electric fireplace
You don’t need to have a traditional fireplace to keep your house warm this coming winter. Thanks to technological advancement, you can now keep your house warm without using coal and firewood. All you need to do is install an electric fireplace to keep your house warm during the coming winter season. An electric fireplace can comfortably heat a room for up to 400 square feet. They come with faux fire logs and crystals that resemble burning coals.