Keep Your Home Warm Without Blasting the Heat Published on October 24, 2016 As the cold temperatures arrive, you’re trying to do everything you think of to make sure your Kitchener home retains the warm air blown out by your heating system. You’ve prevented leaks by adding sealant around your doors, improved your home’s attic insulation, and you even invested in a programmable thermostat so you can lower the temperature to conserve energy while you’re away. Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here with some more painless and affordable tips to help keep your family warm and toasty this winter, without breaking the bank. Thermal Curtains - $$ Installing thermal curtains, or even thicker curtains, can help retain a little more warm air inside your home. It’s easy to lose heat to a window with a very flimsy curtain, and much easier to lose warmth to a window with nothing. Buy some thermal curtains this year to help keep your family warm all winter. Caulk Window Frames - $ The Department of Energy advocates caulking your window frames and any potential cracks that air could escape from to not only help keep warm air trapped in your home during the cold, but to also help avoid water damage and establish adequate indoor air quality. Rugs on Hard Floors - $$$ Are you needing an excuse to redecorate? We have it: laying rugs on your floors could help with your home staying somewhat warmer during cold temperatures, and at least would help to make that path across the cold wood or tile more bearable. So that beautiful chevron number you’ve been eyeing at Overstock.com can now be yours guilt-free. Heating Tune-Up - $ Most critical of all is to be certain your furnace is up to the task of keeping you warm all cold-weather long. Be completely sure with a Precision tune-up from Hammond Plumbing & Heating. Hammond Plumbing now gives fall discounts on Precision tune-ups. Call 519-894-3222 to be confident you and your loved ones are warm and cozy throughout the whole year.