Understanding how things work in your home can help you get the most out of them. Don’t worry, this isn’t heating 101 or anything. Instead, this is a list of things you can do to ensure you see an improved heating performance from your furnace or boiler this winter in Toronto and the GTA.
Want Improved Heating Performance? Try These Tips
Even high-efficiency heating systems need a little help sometimes to perform well. Yes, they will still heat your home, but in order to stay true to that “high-efficiency” rating, you’ll need to consider changing up a few things first. After all, if your home isn’t properly insulated, then it doesn’t matter how good your heating system is, you still need improved heating performance.
Besides keeping windows closed – which should be your first priority in the winter –, there are a couple of things you can do to help with drafty windows. The most basic one isn’t pretty though. Insulated window kits are for sale at most hardware or DIY stores, but you could also tape up garbage bags or even bubble wrap to help create a barrier so heat isn’t escaping.
Another tip includes keeping curtains open during the day to allow the sun to add a degree or two. You can also purchase insulated curtains to help your home retain heat at night.
Stop that draft
Think of this as weatherstripping with less installation. Draft stoppers prevent warm air from escaping through the bottom of any door by blocking it. You can choose to buy one or simply make use of an older blanket by folding it up and laying it across the bottom of your home’s main doors for improved heating performance from your furnace or boiler.
Cooking is king
One of the simplest ways to see improved heating performance is by good ol’ fashioned home cooking. Seriously, if you prepare more food at home, you’ll feel the warmth and give your heating system the help it needs. Not convinced? Think about all those times you said you didn’t want to cook this past summer because it was too warm outside. Make good use of that stove and oven!
Furnace Pro Inc Can Help With Improved Heating Performance
Not every DIY tip or trick can help make up for any real repairs that are needed. When you need a professional, be sure to call 647-547-6094 anytime. We’re available 24/7 to help in the event of an emergency. Rest assured, our team has been serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years now so there’s nothing we haven’t been able to assess, repair, and install. Give us a call.