How to Turn Up the Heat in Your Home This Winter

When it comes to keeping warm this incoming winter, homeowners need to think big. Don’t just scramble for blankets and warm clothes to warm your body – invest in major home adjustments that are sure to improve your home’s warmth and comfort level.

  • Leave all the vents – even those in unoccupied areas or rooms – open to warm the house evenly and efficiently and to prevent wasted energy.
  • Install a programmable thermostat, and have a licenced technician ensure that it is in the right settings and is working properly.
  • Change the furnace filters at least once every year to prevent clogging.
  • Prevent warm air from leaking out of the house by sealing, weather-stripping and caulking along drafts, gaps and cracks.
  • Know when it’s time to replace your unit and opt for one that offers optimal energy-efficiency