How to Stay Warm This Winter

Comfort By Nature is your heating and cooling experts serving Northern Colorado. We offer services for residential and commercial customers. We service existing systems and install new systems as well. We install and repair both heating and cooling systems with ease. Now that the bitter cold has struck we are sure to get some emergency calls from people whose furnaces just can’t handle the burden of warming up the house against the severe cold.

Give Your Heating System a Helping Hand!

It doesn’t matter if your heating system is brand new or it is so old you are surprised it is still running. There are things you can do to help it survive the winter, keep yourself and your family warm, and take the sting out of your next utility bill.

Check the Windows and Doors  

  • Now that there is a big difference between inside and outside temperatures, drafts will be easier to find. Run you hand around the door and feel for cold air coming in. When you find it, install extra weather stripping there. Make sure all your windows are locked and if you feel air coming in anyway, use weather stripping there too.

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Put on a Sweater

  • If you turn the thermostat up to a temperature that allows you to take your sweater off and hang out comfortably in your house, you have the thermostat set too high. It’s winter, and it’s normal to need to put on a sweater and throw a blanket on while you watch TV.

Help a Furnace Out!

  • If you have alternative heating sources in your home, use them.
  • Using a wood burning stove to heat the house, and not just to add to the coziness, is a good idea.  
  • If you love to bake, now is the time to bake some bread. A little extra heat from the oven will give your over-taxed heating system a bit of breathing room on these cold days.

Consider  Geothermal!

If you are tired of going over this list every time the temperatures dip below freezing, economizing and still getting utility bills that equal your car payment, maybe it’s time to consider geothermal. Geothermal is used to both heat and cool your home. To learn more about geothermal, keep reading.

  • Geothermal is a way to heat and cool your house that uses the temperature of the Earth to your benefit. Just a few feet below the surface, the temperature of the Earth is relatively constant.
  • Geothermal taps into that through the use of liquid filled tubes called loops.
  • These loops are installed in the yard outside of your house.
  • If you have a large yard, the loops can be put in horizontally, and if your yard is small, they can be installed vertically, deep into the earth.
  • Through a transference of heat, the Earth’s temperature is used to heat or cool your home.
  • In the summer, the liquid absorbs the heat from your home and it’s cooled off in the Earth, returning to the home cooler and the lower temperatures cool off our home.
  • In the winter, the warm temperatures of the Earth are used to warm your home.

To learn if geothermal is right for you and your home, call Comfort By Nature!