7 Mistakes You're Making That Keep Your House Cold, Experts Say

1 Not optimizing your thermostat

It is not a good idea to place your thermostat in direct sunlight. This can be a problem in larger homes with only one central thermostat.

2 Not flipping your ceiling fan

You've heard of setting your clocks back, but did you also know that in the winter, you should run your ceiling fan in the opposite direction?

3. Not checking for drafts

One of the most common mistakes people make that allows cold air to enter their homes is failing to check for drafts.

4 Not insulating your attic

Heat can escape through the roof if your attic is not properly insulated, making your home feel colder than it should.

5 Skipping regular maintenance

To avoid thermoregulation issues and premature breakdown, make sure your heaters are in good working order, with clean filters and lubricated components.

6 Not changing air filters

One of the most common errors is failing to change the return air filter.

7 Closing vents

Another common error is closing vents and doors in an attempt to save energy. While this may appear to be logical, you should actually do the opposite.

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