Winter’s icy grip has arrived in the west-of-Indianapolis area! While frigid temperatures and snowdrifts have made their presence known, it’s time to take action. Here are some tips on how to keep your home warm during an Indiana cold snap!
How to Keep Your Home Warm During an Indiana Cold Snap
Proactive preparations can keep your home warm and comfortable during this cold snap! Here are some home maintenance tips that will help during icy and frigid weather:
Air Filter Replacement: Regular replacement of your air filter is paramount. This unsung hero ensures optimal airflow, minimizing your furnace’s workload and maximizing energy efficiency. Monthly replacement, particularly during peak heating months, is highly recommended.
Temperature Optimization: Implementing strategic temperature adjustments can yield significant energy savings. Consider setting your thermostat to 68°F during the day and lowering it to 62°F at night for continued comfort while reducing consumption.
Seal It Up: Drafty windows and doors are like open invitations to frosty winter air. Address these vulnerabilities with caulking and consider employing weatherstripping for windows and doors for an additional insulation layer.
Prevent Frozen Pipes: Frozen pipes significantly threaten both comfort and functionality. A slow drip method can mitigate this risk, particularly in vulnerable areas. Additionally, insulating exposed pipes with appropriate sleeves provides vital protection.
Warmth Beyond the Thermostat
We’ve got some great advice on how to keep you and your home warm without touching the thermostat!
Embrace Layering: Channel your inner Arctic explorer and embrace the art of layering. Cozy sweaters, fleece blankets, and plush socks become your allies against the cold, offering comfort and style.
Target the Chill: Strategically deployed space heaters can provide targeted warmth in specific rooms. However, prioritize safety: maintain appropriate distance from flammable materials and avoid overloading electrical outlets.
Solar Powered: Open your curtains on sunny days to bask in the sun’s natural warmth. When the sun dips below the horizon, closing curtains helps trap that residual heat, creating a cozy and energy-efficient environment.
Preventative Care is Your Best Winter Defense
A proactive approach is critical to ensuring a comfortable and trouble-free winter. Schedule a preventative maintenance checkup with the qualified HVAC professionals at Edwards Royal Comfort. A thorough inspection from our team will identify potential issues before they become full-blown emergencies, guaranteeing consistent warmth throughout the season… even during the coldest weather.
Stay Warm Out There, and Call Us if We Can Help!
By implementing these tips and trusting the expertise of our qualified professionals, you’ll ensure you stay nice and warm all winter long. If there’s anything we can do to help, please call us now at (765-323-4433) or contact us online!
Stay tuned for more winter-warming tips from us! We’ll be sharing valuable insights and resources throughout the season.