When it comes to staying warm at home, you might think the easiest way to do this is to crank up the thermostat. After all, a higher temperature means you’ll get the warmth you’re looking for. Unfortunately, frequently fiddling with your thermostat can get in the way of efficient HVAC operation, resulting in the need for more frequent AC repairs. So, what are you to do to stay warm?
Control the Air
Freely flowing air can help maintain comfortable temperatures inside the home, so open all vents and clear out any obstructions or debris. If you have central heating, don’t forget your cold air returns, or the vents that let cold air out. When cold air escapes a room, it makes the space feel warmer.
Like vents, ceiling fans can be used to control heat flow. You just have to set yours to rotate clockwise, forcing warm air down. If you’re not sure how to do this, don’t hesitate to ask an AC company for assistance.
Pile on the Layers
There’s no one temperature at which everyone in your home will all feel comfortable, so you’ll have to make some personal adjustments by layering on more clothing. The best way to do this is by using thin but warm fabrics, which are effective at trapping air. The more layers you have, the more air you’re holding against your body, which means more insulation. Should you start to feel too hot, simply take off a layer at a time until you feel cooler.
In business since 1978, Poormans Heating & Air is the heating and cooling company to trust for all your HVAC requirements. We understand that heating and cooling neets vary from home to home, so we’ll provide you with HVAC solutions that not only work but are specifically suited to you. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (260) 422-3534 or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a quote today!