Tips for Staying Warm this Winter

There is nothing quite like winter in Kansas City. From the infamous Plaza Lights to ice skating at Crown Center, the city comes to life when snow blankets the ground. However, even the beauty of a Midwest winter cannot overshadow the bitter cold it brings each year.

Between ice storms and below zero wind chills, Kansas City has a reputation for harsh winters. Prepare your home and stay warm all season long by completing these tasks before the chilled air sets in:

Patch Siding
Take a good look around the exterior of your home and inspect for any siding that is warped, rotted, or has holes. These malformations in your siding are notorious for letting warm air escape your home during the winter, so it is best to patch and replace problem areas as soon as they are found. This will also help keep your home warm on less energy, resulting in a more efficient household.

Reinforce Insulation
Similar to patching holes in your siding, problem areas in your Insulation can easily lead to warm air escaping your home, and cold air taking its place. Before winter officially begins, reinforce any trouble spots in your insulation so that you can keep as much warmth inside as possible for as long as possible.

Install a Programmable Thermostat
An easy way to make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature all season long is to install a programmable thermostat. These electronic devices let you choose how much to heat your home on a set schedule when you are there versus away, helping you to maintain comfort levels without having to actively reset the temperature yourself when you come and go.

Schedule a Furnace Tune Up
The best way to ensure your home stays warm and comfortable all winter long is to schedule a furnace tune-up with Overland Park Heating and Cooling. Our experts will perform preventative maintenance on your units, fixing any problems before they get out of hand, and make sure your home’s heating system is in top condition for the cold months to come.

Forget having to enclose yourself away in layers of blankets just to be comfortable in your home during the winter, and instead prepare your space ahead of time with these easy tips. With just a few simple steps, you can ensure your home stays warm and comfortable this winter, even as the temperatures plummet outside.

To learn more about keeping your home warm this winter, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.