How Windows Can Help Heat your Home

It’s true: colder temperatures are on the way, “weather” you like it or not. Of course, the simplest solution is to turn the heat up in your home — but that can be rather pricey, especially if you don’t tend to shut it off from time to time. However, if you’re looking to heat up your space on a budget then turn to your windows for help, and here’s why:

Natural Heat

When you’re sitting by the pool in the summertime, what tends to keep you warm when you’re drying off? The sun that is! Sure, the sun might not be as strong in the fall and winter — but it still does emit powerful UV rays that can heat a space that’s in its path. If you’re looking for the best way to heat up your home during the colder seasons, then it’s best to open the blinds and let the sunshine pour in.

Think about it like a greenhouse: plants sit behind glass and continue to grow through the heat emitted from the sunshine up above. Of course, the same concept applies to your home. Sure, you’ll want to keep your blinds closed when you’re away (to prevent uninvited guests from peering in), but when you are home, open the blinds to any windows facing the sun. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how much heat your windows will emit!

Important Tips

Of course, using the sun to heat up your home is a wise choice to make — but there are a few tips to know before you open the blinds in every room. As mentioned earlier, you’ll want to make sure that you open the blinds/curtains to any window that’s facing the sun — and only when you’re home. Another important tip that most tend to overlook? The sunshine can damage your furniture and flooring over time — but how so?

The best way to put this into perspective is to think about leaving a blue baseball hat on the dashboard of your vehicle. Over time, the sun will begin to take a toll on the fabric, causing it to fade in the process. The same concept can happen to your sofa, rugs, and even the floor you walk on. Additionally, if you’re looking to lock the heat into your home, then it’s best to invest in insulated curtains which will block out all drafts and keep the heat around!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.