How to Keep Your Home Warm Without Turning Up the Heat

Do you feel the house getting colder as the weeks pass? Winter is here! The default reaction for many of us is to go and turn up the heat. Why waste energy usage when there are others ways to warm the home. Our team of HVAC maintenance professionals across Jacksonville, FL want to help educate you on some ways to heat the house, without turning up the thermostat.

Thermal Curtains

An easy way to warm up the home without turning up the heat is adding thermal curtains. Thermal curtains, even just curtains that have more thickness, will trap heat inside of the home. When you have thin, flimsy curtains, the warm air just escapes. Buy some thermal curtains to help keep warm naturally.

Sealing the Windows

Using caulk around the window frames is easy. You can use caulking around the frames to seal up any cracks that appear. The Department of Energy suggests doing this annually. When the windows are sealed, the warm air is trapped inside. You also avoid water damage, blocking liquid from seeping through.

Using Rugs

Do you have a lot of hardwood floors or tiles? Do you feel that your feet are freezing walking on them in winter? Why not try and use area rugs to solve the issue! Lay some rugs on the floors to help keep the home warmer during the cool temperatures. Even if it does not help to retain heat, it will still be much more heated to walk around. You can find pretty inexpensive area rugs online and through other outlets.


HVAC maintenance that we conduct in Jacksonville, FL also can add value and heating efficiency. Call on a professional to come out to the home, perform a tune-up. By allowing us to clean the system, it will help it work far more efficiently. The gains experienced will help to create more heat while using less energy. Maintenance should be done routinely. Typically the best way to keep up with it is to put your system on a maintenance plan.

There are many ways to keep your home warm during winter, without turning up the heat. We have detailed many of them above. Now we encourage you to try them out! Take time to go forward with thermal curtains. See the gains you get with some HVAC maintenance, a tune-up. You will be amazed at the warmth you can generate without ever turning up the thermostat! Give us a call at J&W Heating and Air and let us help you walk through the various options and determine the best plan to warm the home, without rising your utility bill.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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