When the weather outside is frightful, it helps to have a cozy indoor retreat where you can seek comfort throughout the winter. Comfort can be hard to maintain with just your furnace – the winter comfort tips listed below will help you create a warm and comfortable indoor oasis to enjoy all season long!
Turn on your ceiling fans
It may seem absurd to use a fan for warmth, as many of us are used to using them to cool down. A fan is actually more of an air mover, so in the winter, it works perfectly to move the warm air which rises and becomes trapped around the ceilings of your rooms.
Setting the fan blades to rotate counterclockwise in the winter will create an updraft, pushing warm air back down into the living area. With your fan in use, you can utilize more of the heat produced by your furnace, keeping your home in the comfort zone without cranking up your thermostat.
Use your humidifier
The winter air is naturally drier, and using a furnace causes air to lose even more moisture. Dry air can contribute to discomfort by causing abundant static electricity along with dry skin, lips, and hair. Combat this discomfort by using a humidifier to replenish moisture in your air supply. Whole home humidifiers work with your heating system to add moisture to your heated air supply and distribute it throughout the home.
Have you ever been lounging comfortably indoors only to be hit with a burst of cold air blowing through the window, door, or even your ducts? Cold air can infiltrate your home in several ways, causing uncomfortable drafts. Prevent drafts by sealing up the air leaks throughout your home – replace worn out weather stripping around doors, caulk gaps around window frames, and have duct leaks sealed.
Nelson Comfort wants to keep your Cincinnati home or office space nice and cozy this winter – if you are experiencing any discomfort, give us a call – we will assess your heating system to make sure it’s working properly, and identify solutions which will allow you to achieve total indoor comfort throughout the season.