Whether you’re thinking of selling your Oakville home this winter or not, most people are looking for ways to keep their home warm without paying sky high heating bills. In addition to saving money, when the weather is cold and damp outside, it’s much nicer to stay comfortable and cozy at home while we all wait for spring to arrive!
The age of your home can certainly play a factor in how easy it is to keep it consistently and evenly warm, but regardless of your type of Oakville home, the tips below can prove to be valuable for just about anyone. If you are thinking of selling your home, ensuring that the heating system is updated and working well is a smart way to help you achieve a top selling price.
7 Ways To Maximize The Heat In Your Home
Sometimes it just takes a bit of planning and effort to help you make the most of your space. While not all of these tips may apply to your home, we’re sure you’ll be able to make use of at least a few! And if the home you’re currently in is not meeting your needs, be sure to reach out to Sue Heddle Homes. We’d be happy to meet with you to discuss buying or selling a home in Oakville, Burlington, Milton or Mississauga.
1. Install a programmable thermostat to help keep your bill low and your efficiency high. This way, you can automatically have the heat lowered when no one is typically in the house and overnight. It may seem counterintuitive to lower the temperature at night, but keep in mind that research shows cooler temps promote better sleep.
2. Let sunlight in during the day. Once the sun is up, you might as well capture as much free heat as you can. Even on the coldest winter days, the sun is still warm, especially in the afternoon. Open up your curtains and let the light shine in, especially in rooms where you know the sun streams in for a good part of the day.
3. If you have ceiling fans in your home, check to see if they have winter setting. A winter setting can push the heat back down into your rooms. This can work especially well in rooms with high or sloped ceilings.
4. Make sure your vents aren’t blocked. If they are, move things around, at least for the winter. This will make sure every room is getting maximum heat potential.
5. Get cooking or baking. Using your oven will definitely help keep your house warmer, especially in the rooms closest to the kitchen.
6. Invest in some rugs. Did you know that uninsulated wood floors can account for up to 10% of a home’s heat loss? Add a rug or temporary carpet to your floor in the winter to notice a big difference in coziness.
7. Keep yourself warm. It’s pretty simple to throw on a sweater, pull on wool socks or add extra blankets to your beds at night. While you don’t want to resort to wearing a coat around the house, keeping the people who live in your house warm while allowing the thermostat to run a bit low is also a great way to manage heat in the winter.
Is It Time To Move Into A Home That Better Suits Your Needs?
Whether it’s the layout of your home or the functionality that’s no longer working for you, now’s the time to buy or sell a home in 2020 with Sue Heddle Homes. With more than a decade of experience as a trusted Oakville realtor, Sue Heddle knows what it takes to make outstanding real estate deals happen. When you list with Sue Heddle Homes, not only will you get free home staging, but your listing will be also be created using high quality photos and showcased using digital marketing tools. Ready to make a change this year? Call (416) 906-7998 and let’s talk!