3 Tips For Keeping a Warm Home in February

Screen shot 2013-03-15 at 12.15.47 PMFebruary is one of the coldest months in California. With the cold usually comes an increase in the use of your heating system. Here are a few tips to save some energy (and money) while staying warm.

1) Move the furniture away from heating vents. This will keep the heat from getting trapped in one place and will allow it to permeate throughout the house a lot quicker. This also protects your furniture from any damage that concentrated heat may cause.

2) Be sure the chimney flu is closed when not in use. A roaring fire is a great addition to a cozy winter living room. However, if you forget to close the flue when the fire goes out, you are giving the cold air a new way to get in. This causes the temperature in the house to drop and the heat to turn on.

3) Use door snakes and door sweeps to stop drafts. The cracks between the door and the floor can be an entrance for cold air and an exit for the heat in your home. By sealing those with a door snake or a door sweep (pictured above), you will prevent any air from getting in or out and more efficiently keep your home warm.

Use these tips to save energy and money this February. And stay warm out there!

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