central heating system for the whole house. Older houses often have gas furnaces in basements. Gas furnaces heat the pipes that allow for hot showers and warm flooring. But this is not the only way to make your home more comfortable during winter.
Check out these other options: Space Heaters Not every room in your home needs to be heated up during winter. You can use space heaters for each room that you’ll use. Space heaters have wheels, so you can bring them anywhere in the house. This is a nice way for the family to bond, too. Ask your children to stay in one room instead of using separate rooms throughout the day. Turn on the heating system only once you’re ready to go to bed. Make sure that the space heater you’re using has energy-saving features such as a timer and a built-in thermostat. You can set the space heater to turn off or run on low when a certain temperature is reached.
Closed Doors Sometimes, it’s as simple as this: close the doors when you enter a room. You can reduce your energy costs by simply making sure that the heat will stay inside the room. It will prevent air from circulating too much, which reduces the chances of heat being lost.
Smart Thermostat If you’re still using an old-fashioned thermostat, you might be spending thousands of dollars for nothing. Invest in a smart thermostat. Your utility company will give you rebates for it. Check that the thermostat complies with the energy-saving policies of the government. A smart thermostat will detect changes in the room’s temperature, as well as your activities. For example, if you are cooking, this means that the kitchen will heat up. It will regulate the heating system so that it will not use as much energy. You’re also allowed to change the settings of the room’s temperature even when you’re away.
Insulation Insulate your home, from the attic to the basement. Seal the cracks in the windows and doors. Make sure that the indoor air does not come out of the room and that the cold air from outside will not be able to penetrate your house. Insulating your home is fairly easy. You can cut a hole in the drywall and pump insulation foam to fill up the walls. On your own, you can bundle up more in warm clothing. Find ways to warm yourself up. Drink tea before going to bed at night so that you’ll feel warm and cozy. Wrap yourself in blankets, too, so that you don’t have to crank up the thermostat.