Tips for Staying Warm this Winter

SnowThe cold, frigid winter temperatures are here and they’re not going away anytime soon. Staying warm and keeping the heating bills down is top priority for many home owners. Keep your heating bills low and your family warm with these tips!

1. Get a Heating Tune Up

Getting a annual tune up for your heating system will allow it to run more efficiently, keeping your heating costs down. Avoiding seasonal tune ups can cause your system to run harder than it has to, causing problems down the line and shortening its lifespan. If there are any issues, a tune up will help address them before they become a bigger issue.

2. Utilize a Humidifier

The winter’s in New England are dry and a humidifier will help put the moisture back in the air. Because of this, your home will feel warmer than it really is and you’ll be able to turn down the temperature on your thermostat. Humidifier’s will also help you prevent your family from getting sick!

3. Install a New Thermostat

The newest thermostats have programmable features to help regulate the temperature in your home, even when you’re not there. It’s suggested to set the temperature to 60 degrees during the nighttime hours, since everyone is bundled up under their covers they won’t notice the temperature drop. When your home is the most active, have the temperature set to 64 degrees to keep everyone warm.

4. Winterize Your Home

One of the easiest ways to stay warm this winter is by sealing off any cracks and drafty windows/doors to stop the cold air from coming in and the warm air from escaping. Replacing old installation, installing temporary window film, and using draft guards will make quite the difference.

For your heating tune up, call MRW Mechanical today at (781) 639-9222.

Comments are closed.