Winter is officially here, and boy are we feeling it!! It always seems to be that your apartment can’t stay cool in summer and warm in winter.
So, how do you stay warm in the cooler months?
- Seal it up
There is no mistaking the chill you get when walking into a room on a winters morning when a window has been left open. Windows and doors that aren’t correctly sealed will let cold air into your home and let the warm air escape.
If you can feel a breeze through your window or under any doors, sealing them up will make a big difference in the winter months. Door-draft stoppers can be a great solution to keep out the cold air.
- Lack of sunshine
Keeping your blinds open during the day will allow the sun to warm up your apartment. Shutting your curtains and blinds overnight will act as a layer of insulation to keep warmth in your apartment.
Just like using air-conditioning in the summer, heating can become rather costly when it is being overused. Implementing the above steps to warm up your apartment will reduce the amount of time you need to rely on a heater. Only using your heater when you have tried dressing warmer and sealing any air leaks will help you to keep your energy costs down.
Switching the heater on your air conditioner to only heat one room is an effective way to make sure you aren’t paying for more electricity than you need be.
“A standard air conditioner’s temperature should be set to 25 to 27 degrees for cooling in summer, and around 18 to 20 degrees for heating in winter. This is to ensure maximum energy efficiency from your unit” – Canstar Blue.
- Rug it up
Investing in a warm rug to cover your cold wooden or tiled floors can warm up cold surfaces and assist in stopping the heat from escaping.
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