While turning up the heat is always an option, there are several other things you can do throughout your home to stay warm and keep that prized hot air in. From weather stripping for doors to proper heating maintenance, learn more about everyday ways to better heat your home. When all else fails, prioritize keeping yourself and your family warm, not heating the whole house. Focus your efforts on the rooms you spend the most time in, and consider blocking off unused rooms.

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Everyday Changes to Heat Your Home

Wintry wind and weather is here, and it’s time to turn on the heat. It may be tempting to crank up the thermostat, but before you do, learn about what you can do around the house to heat your home more efficiently.

Check for Drafts & Air Leaks

Drafts and air leaks may be costing you. When there’s space between your windows and doors and their frames, you’re losing precious heat. If you feel cold air when you pass by, consider adding weather stripping to doors and caulk to windows.

Maintain Heating Sources

Scheduling HVAC maintenance and regularly changing filters will help ensure that your system is working correctly and efficiently. Chimney and fireplace cleanings and inspections are also key. If you use a fireplace, make sure the damper is closed when not in use.

Add Insulation

Place carpets or rugs in rooms with tile or hardwood flooring. This will keep your feet warmer and add an extra layer of insulation. When caulk doesn’t do the job, use window treatments like curtains to keep the warmth in and the cold air out.