While most homeowners have a tendency to reach for the thermostat to turn up the heat when things get cold, the simple fact is that running your heating equipment is a costly endeavor. The good news is that you can heat cold rooms without breaking the bank and we’ve compiled some tips to make this happen.
Ask a Technician
If your heating equipment hasn’t been serviced in a while, you need to have it checked by a certified HVAC technician. You should do this annually to ensure that the system maintains top-notch efficiency.
Check the Registers
In order for air to circulate properly throughout your home, your registers must be open and not blocked. You’d be surprised at how often such a simple thing turns out to be the reason why proper heating has been stymied.
Replace the Filter
Once its air filter gets clogged up, your heating equipment becomes less energy-efficient. The filter should be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on how dirty it has become.
Unblock the Radiator
No one blocks the radiator on purpose, but it can happen inadvertently. If anyone has set furniture, boxes, or anything else too close to it, clear out the area to make sure heat can move freely.
Check the Ductwork Dampers
Some ductwork setups utilize dampers to manage airflow. If your ductwork contains such dampers, adjust them to the right setting that’s dependent on the season.
Use Duct-Booster Fans
If your home uses forced-air heat, you can attach duct-booster fans to the registers to increase the flow of warm air. This can do wonders to the overall heating of your home.
Install Radiant Floor Heating
Rather than worrying about the heated air coming from above, perhaps it’s time to look below. Heated floors are pretty simple to set up and can be done with tile, laminate, or even carpeting.
For more expert advice on how to heat cold rooms, or if you have any other concerns related to home comfort, please contact the friendly professionals at Cool Power. We currently serve the heating, cooling, and other HVAC needs of Long Island.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heating and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 631-292-0629.