Heating hacks The easy way to stay warm in Winter is to just keep your furnace blasting all day long. If you’d rather give it a break now and then and save on utility bills, here are three heating hacks to stay nice and cozy without spending a bunch of extra money:

Shower With the Door Open

Two of the big concerns with Colorado Winters: the cold and the dry climate. By showering with the bathroom door open, you can release all that precious steam into the rest of the house instead of keeping it stored up in the bathroom. As long as you’re generating any heat in your home, you might as well find a way to put it to good use. This applies to anything you’re using to generate heat. After baking a pizza or roasting a chicken, you’ve got all that heat stored up in your oven. Why not use it to keep the room warm?

Use Draft Stoppers

Tuck draft stoppers under your doors to keep warm air from escaping out into the cold. If you don’t feel like making a trip to the store to buy a bunch of draft stoppers, old blankets and towel can achieve the same effect.

Use Your Ceiling Fan

If you reverse your ceiling fan, it will help to recirculate warm air around the house. This way you’re getting the most out of every dollar you spend on heating.

Quality HVAC Installation

Make sure to get your furnace checked before it gets really cold, not after. If you’re going to have any issues with your HVAC system, it’s better to know while you still have a chance to make vital repairs before the cold settles in. If you haven’t had your yearly furnace checkup yet, get in touch with Smith & Willis Heating & Air Conditioning and get set up with an appointment so that they can make sure that you’re up and running.