Living in Florida, we’re lucky enough to avoid the frigid cold temperatures most northerners have to deal with. But even then, it can get chilly down here. When the “cold” hits, most of us don’t want to waste money by heating our homes. This is why we’ve put together some budget friendly tips and tricks for keeping your Florida home cozy and warm this fall.
Add Some Comfort
A quick and easy way to heat up your home this fall is to add some cozy accessories. Throw blankets and pillows will quickly add warmth and comfort to your home. After all, there is nothing better than cuddling up with a soft and cozy blanket on a chilly day.
Seal Your Home Tight
The best way to keep your entire home feeling warm is by stopping the heated air from escaping. Your warm air may be seeping out through the gap at the bottom of your door or the cracks in your windows. Before winter comes, use window caulk to ensure that no air is getting out. Check for drafts under your doors as well. If cold air is getting in, you might want to invest in a door draft stopper.
Cover Those Floors
Nothing will make your home feel colder than freezing wood or tile floors. Add a decorative and cozy area rug to your floors. With this, your home will look more inviting and feel great on your bare feet.
Close the Doors
If you have unused rooms, shut the doors to close them off. This will prevent hot air from being wasted by circulating in these rooms. It will warm up your home faster and reduce heat loss.
Make some yummy fall themed treats to warm up your home. Using your oven will warm up your home while making some delicious snacks. Not to mention, it’s always great to have an excuse to make cookies!
Use Your Ceiling Fan
It may seem like an oxymoron, but your ceiling fan can actually help to heat up your home. Turning your ceiling fan blades to “forward” will make them move clockwise. This will help push up the cooler air and pull down the warm air. This is also a quick and easy way to make sure warm air is circulating in your home. This will be especially helpful if you have vaulted ceilings.
At Climate Design, we are always looking for ways to keep homes feeling great all year round while saving you money. Call today and find out how our experienced technicians can improve your homes comfort. Don’t suffer through the cold. Contact Climate Design today!