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  • 5 Heating Tips for Valentine’s Day

    February 7, 2020

    heating tips for valentine's day

    You’ve owned your home for a while now. You’ve grown comfortable, in a way, with the drafts and the cold spots. Is it too late to turn the heat back on? Here are 5 heating tips for Valentine’s Day:

    1.    Close the Fireplace Flue

    You know that lighting a fire is a great, inexpensive—not to mention romantic—way to heat your home. You may have been burned before, so you’re nervous about accidentally burning a few logs with the flue closed. To protect yourself, you may keep your flue open at all times. But this is letting the warmth you’ve worked so hard to kindle escape. When the fire isn’t roaring, close the flue to keep the warmth from getting lost.

    2.    Raise Your Water Heater Temperature

    You can’t get all your heat from one source. Imagine if your furnace had to do all the work to warm your home. How would you feel if you stepped into a shower and found it ice-cold? We often take our water heaters for granted until they’re not doing “their job” properly. Don’t neglect other heat sources in your home. Raise the temperature on your water heater to keep your showers hot and steamy.

    3.    Update Your Insulation

    A warm hug can melt a cold heart. When was the last time your home felt that kind of embrace? If your insulation is old, it has likely worn down over the years, meaning that it lets in cold drafts or even makes whole areas of your home nearly uninhabitable. Show your home some love this Valentine’s Day by updating your insulation. It may seem like a lot of work, but it can save you a lot of heartache in the long run.

    4.    Hang Up Cozy Curtains

    You probably have a pretty singular view of curtains: They’re for shielding your home from the harsh rays of the sun. Maybe you even see them as a source of protection from prying eyes. But your curtains can also be a kind of insulation and protection from this season’s cold shoulder. Hang up curtains with thick material to keep the chilly air out of your warm and cozy home.

    5.    Furnace Maintenance

    Another way to keep the fire alive in your home, sweet home is to put in the work. There are no shortcuts to warmth that lasts. Be present. Be available for your furnace. Listen to it and find out what it needs. If your furnace is making any noises, this is usually a sign that it’s time to call a professional. Don’t worry—you don’t have to get a new furnace necessarily. A professional can help you repair the connection your current furnace has lost. You probably just need simple furnace maintenance services. For more heating tips for Valentine’s day — or for immediate service — call Crawford Services today.