The days may be short in winter, but that doesn’t make them any less cold. In fact, trying to stay warm until spring arrives might just be one of the hardest parts of the season. Fortunately, the experts at Seider Heating, Plumbing & Electrical have the inside scoop on how to do just that. Use our home heating tips to beat winter and stay warm and cozy all season long.

Utilize Your Window Curtains

family playing in the snowCurtains can do more than just add color and ambiance to your home. They can also act as an added layer of insulation in the winter. During the day, keep them open to let the sunlight in and warm up the room. Once the sun goes down, close the curtains to help keep that warm air inside.

Schedule Routine Heating Maintenance

Annual furnace or boiler maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your heating system. By having an expert tech clean and check your unit, you can keep it running as efficiently and long as possible. Maintenance helps find and solve potential issues before they break down your system, which can help save you on repair bills in the future. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that everything is working as it should.

Change Your Air Filter

If you haven’t had routine maintenance scheduled, be sure to regularly change your furnace’s air filter. These filters help catch particulates and contaminants in your indoor air so they don’t circulate through your home. Eventually, they can clog up your filter, preventing fresh, warm air from heating your house. By swapping filters regularly (once every one to three months), you can keep your home warmer.

Add a Home Humidifier

The amount of humidity in your home matters to your health and home comfort. In general, humidity levels should reach about 40 or 50 percent. A home humidifier can help you achieve that. The moisture these systems add makes you feel warmer without you having to adjust the thermostat. Plus, it helps soothe problems associated with dry winter air, such as dry skin and headaches.

Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction

All the little things matter when you’re trying to stay warm. That includes the direction in which your ceiling fan runs. Change the blade direction so that the fan runs clockwise—this will pull the cool air up and push warm air out and down the walls, helping the room feel warmer.

For More Home Heating Tips, Count on Seider’s Pros

Whether you live in Waukesha, Milwaukee, or Menomonee Falls, you won’t find a team with more heating expertise than Seider. There’s a reason families like yours have come to us for home comfort help since 1912—it’s about our expertise and our focus on your comfort. For more home heating tips or to schedule service today, call us now at 414-354-1180 for our Milwaukee location or at 262-436-0505 for our Waukesha location.