5 Low-Tech Ways to Heat Your Home This Winter

With energy prices going up and temperatures going down, it’s becoming more and more difficult to heat your home during the winter. You can try keeping the thermostat down but then you and your family may be uncomfortable. You can have your heating system replaced, but that isn’t cheap. You can install double glazing and thorough insulation throughout your home but that takes time. Sounds like a lose-lose situation right? Well, here’s a list of 5 low-tech ways to heat your home this winter without breaking the bank:

  1. Thick Curtains – it’s time to switch out your sheer summer curtains and replace them with thicker, lined curtains. Thicker curtains will help to trap the heat inside your home rather than having it escape through tiny cracks in your window’s insulation.

  2. Clear Your Radiators – make sure to avoid placing furniture in front of your radiators. Large furniture items can actually absorb the heat and prevent it from spreading throughout the room.

  3. Dress Up The Floors – floors account for as much as 10% of heat loss if they’re not insulated. Placing carpets over your bare floors can serve as an insulator and can make your feet feel warmer.

  4. Check The Loft Hatch – if you have an insulated loft, make sure the hatch is also properly insulated. This can be done by using the same self-adhesive strips you use on your windows and doors.

  5. Set Timers – if you have a programmable thermostat, make sure to use it to its full potential! Set the timer so the heat comes on periodically rather than have it pumping all day.

Trust the heating experts at Uptown when it comes to keeping your home comfortable during the bitter cold winter. Need a furnace tune-up or a new heating system? Give us a call today at (612) 324-1004.

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