During winter, turning on the heater isn’t a debate–- you need it to warm the place up. But what if the thermostat is broken or your house doesn’t have central heating? Then you have to deal with the winter chills indoors. You may have to dress in multiple layers, even in your room! Well, there are ways to make your house significantly warmer. Here are five of them.
Timing is a life-saving skill
It’s not so surprising that your curtains play a major role in how cold your home is. Shutting the curtains reduces the amount of cold breeze that comes in. Knowing when to shut the curtains is more effective.
In the afternoon, when the weather is warmer and it’s sunny, you should open your curtains. This warms up your room due to all the natural light. Then you can shut the curtains again when the sun begins to set to trap the warm air in.
Don’t trade humidity for anything
Especially during winter, humidity is needed in a room. Here’s the catch: the less moisture in a room, the colder it is. So, how do you make the air in your room more humid? That’s where this comes in.
A humidifier is the ultimate solution to the dry hair and chapped lips that come with winter air. While humidifiers don’t heat your room, they make your space more comfortable during winter.
Avoid escape by all means
You need to keep warm air from escaping to places where you don’t need it. In case you were wondering why, the simple reason is that air escapes into free or unused spaces. What to do?
You should close those rooms that are not in use because leaving their doors open means allowing the much-needed warm air to spread unnecessarily. Of course, that reduces the amount of warm air available to you.
There’s no better time to use this equipment
Some devices can increase the temperature in your home by one or two degrees for some hours. So, it only makes sense that one of such devices is recommended for frequent use during winter.
Your oven will keep your kitchen, and consequently, your other rooms, warmer for a few hours. Using your oven more and opening the oven door after use can do a lot! However, we advise ensuring your carbon monoxide detector is working, just in case.
Forget how it sounds; it works!
One of the normal things for you to do when you feel the chills of winter is to turn off your ceiling fan. Well, what if we told you it’s more helpful in keeping you warm when it’s on? Here’s the key.
Turning on your fan in reverse helps push warm air back into your room. While this seems weird or even counterintuitive, it has a significant effect. Most fans have a side switch that changes its direction– a trial will convince you!