How to Make Your Home Warm and Cozy This Winter

Despite today’s HVAC technology trends, your needs in the winter season boil down to one simple thing: keeping your home warm and cozy. In this blog, your local HVAC specialist McLay Services, Inc., shares tips on how to make your home comfortable this winter season.

Stock Up on Warm Textiles

In addition to warm clothing, stock up on blankets. Having a few extras within reach can help make cold winter nights more comfortable. Meanwhile, insulating curtains can be used to help reduce heat transfer through the walls and windows. Avoid stepping on cold floors in the morning by placing a runner next to the bed and rugs at various other strategic locations. Placing a thick bath mat in front of your bathroom sink will help make your morning bathroom activities more comfortable.

Address Drafts

Drafts are caused by leaky windows. There are a few things that you can do to address drafts, such as replacing the weatherstripping and adjusting the window hardware so the sashes sit flush with the frame. You can also reapply caulking around the window frames to seal the space between the frame and wall opening. If the windows are still leaking cold air, talk to a replacement window contractor about getting new windows.

Keep Up With HVAC Maintenance

A well-maintained HVAC system can be counted on to keep your home warm on cold days. Inspect your heating system and call for heating or AC repair when you find problems. Air filters should be replaced every three months or so, while air ducts should be cleaned every three to five years. In addition to reliable performance, regular maintenance can also help you save on energy costs.

Use the Fans in Your Home

Fans help distribute warm air throughout the house. Ceiling fans in particular are ideal, as heat tends to rise and collect at the ceiling. Adequate air movement helps ensure that warm air reaches corners and other tight areas, creating even temperatures throughout the room. It also helps reduce indoor heating requirements, which can in turn help lower winter energy consumption.

Call McLay for Your Heating Needs

McLay is your leading provider of HVAC services. Whether you need heating repairs or a surge protector for an AC unit, give us a call at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in La Verne, CA, and nearby areas.