Stop Freezing in Your Home
After a long day at work and battling rush hour traffic, there’s nothing more miserable than coming home to a freezing home, especially when you have a heating system installed.
If this describes your situation, here’s how you can fix it:
Clean Your Filters
This is typically the most common issue. Clean these and you’ll have heat in no time. We always emphasize the importance of keeping your air filters clean not only for proper air flow but for the best air quality as well.
Rid of Windows and Floor Gaps
These gaps cause heat to escape. If gaps are larger than a width of a nickel, you’ll need to use caulk to seal them.
Insulate Your Attic
If you don’t have insulation, or are looking to add more insulation, it should be at a 12” minimum. Insulation is also great to avoid mold, pests, and even fires.
This can be a common issue, too. Make sure your vents are completely open and without furniture and rugs blocking them so heat can properly circulate.
Check Your Refrigerator
Yes, this sounds silly, but you’d be surprised how often your refrigerator isn’t completely closed. A slightly opened refrigerator can have quite the effect on the temperature of your home, so check this regularly.
Use Your Fireplace Less
Believe it or not, your fireplace can cause your home to become cooler. This is because your chimney exhausts as much heated air as a 48-inch opened window can. Due to this, the heated air is replaced with lots of cool air and is distributed among other places within your home.
Call a Professional
A SMART technician can make sure everything from your heat exchange to the blower belt of your furnace are in top-notch shape to keep you warm all fall and winter long.