Simple Tips On Keeping Your Home Warm During the Winter

Simple Tips On Keeping Your Home Warm During the Winter

Dog and cat under a plaid blanketLiving in El Paso can lure people into a false sense of security. The weather tends to remain the same so often that we feel truly bamboozled when a cold front comes our way. Now that we’re deep in the throes of winter, it’s time to prepare for the inevitable cold that will eventually permeate throughout the Sun City. If your home is due for heating maintenance, Omega Electrical can help. In order to “winterize” your home, you can follow these simple tips and tricks.

#1 Use Your Ceiling Fan

This may sound a bit counterintuitive but hear us out for a minute! Warm air rises so if you program the ceiling fans in your home to run in a clockwise direction, on its lowest setting, the fan will basically push the warm air down into the bedroom below. This will result in a warmer, more comfortable environment!

#2 Reduce Drafts

Cold air can get in through even the smallest spaces. You can take matters into your own hands and reduce drafts by placing draft blockers under doors. These can come in many varieties. You could purchase draft blockers from the store or use materials found in your home to create makeshift draft blockers. Pool noodles, for example, work excellently as draft blockers. Simply cut a pool noodle in half and place it within some fabric. You’ll be able to slide your homemade draft blocker under the door, stopping any unwanted drafts from making their way into your home!

#3 Use Heavier Curtains

If you use curtains in your home, make sure to replace them with heavier, wool or fleece drapes during the winter months. This will help reduce the cold and keep your home warm without having to continuously run the heater.

#4 Consider Window Film

Since many homes in El Paso have wood blinds, as opposed to common curtains, replacing them with thick wool curtains may not be an option. But fret not! If you find yourself in this boat, you can consider using window film to keep the cold out. Window film can be used to insulate homes while increasing privacy as well. What’s more, window film is relatively inexpensive and incredibly useful!

Choose Omega Electrical, Today!

Although these tips work wonderfully, nothing quite compares to a reliable heater. Don’t get left out in the cold. Let Omega Electrical come by and tend to your home’s heater. In no time, you’ll be able to face the winter with confidence. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer!