Winter is here and in Redmond, Washington those chilly winter days and cold winter nights can be quite uncomfortable, especially if you’re not prepared. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to prepare yourself and your home for this cold weather. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you avoid the chill.
Warm Yourself and Make Adjustments to Your Home
While it may seem obvious, wearing thicker clothing and heavier blankets at night are a great way to overcome the chill. When you bundle up you may be able to keep your thermostat turned down, saving you money and keeping you warm at the same time. In addition, you can make some small changes to your house that will keep the warm in and the cold out. If you have gaps in your windows, by the doors or around your fireplace, you’re letting in cold air and making your heater work harder than necessary. Sealing these off will be a simple way to keep you warm for years to come. Also, the fireplace (whether you use it regularly or not) is an area where cold air often seeps in unexpectedly.
Make Changes to Your HVAC System
A well-maintained HVAC system will perform at its best and thus keep you and your family warmer and more comfortable. Even if you haven’t noticed any problems, it can help to have it checked out every now and then. You may have performance issues you’d never otherwise notice. Finally, consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat is more than just a trend. It can keep you warm and cozy while saving you money. The thermostat can be programed to turn down when you’re away from home or asleep and turn up when you’re home and need the warmth. Plus, if your schedule changes, you’ll be able to make changes to the schedule directly from your smartphone, computer or tablet.
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In the meantime, if you are having any issues with your HVAC system or you’d like to schedule your annual furnace maintenance to make sure it will remain in good conditioning all winter long, why not contact us at MM Comfort Systems today? We look forward to helping you stay warm and cozy!