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How To Find The Most Efficient Way To Heat An Apartment in Bloomington?

March 17, 2022
White bedroom with double windows on the left. Located at Penrose on Mass Apartments.

Your Bloomington apartment can get cold in winter, but running your heater fully isn’t environmentally friendly or cheap. Happily, you can love a warm apartment without dialing up the thermostat. Getting good airflow, preventing out cold air, and dialing down the control can all help keep you contented and on budget. So this season, try with these instructions to find the most effective method to heat your house in Bloomington. 

Helping Fresh Airflow Is Just One Of The Most Efficient Ways To Heat Your Apartment In Bloomington

Large living room with a blue accent wall. Ceiling fan is displayed. Located at Midtown Apartments.

The areas in your Bloomington unit won’t feel pleasant if heat can’t filter down to your family. Keep air vents available to send comfortable air from the furnace within your complete home layout. Pull fixtures several inches away from wall vents to let warmth move freely. For places without vents, keep the doors open to let in hot air from bigger quarters.

One more instruction for the most efficient way to heat your apartment in Bloomington: run your ceiling fan on the lowest setting and in reverse. On the fan’s control panel, you should locate a switch to alter your device’s rotation. Flip it to rotate the other way when it gets chilly, and the blades will force the rising warm air into your living space.

Add Protection To Your Windows And Doors To Keep Cold Air Out

Your Bloomington apartment will feel more comfortable if you can stop cold air from coming through your exits. First, make sure that you’ve shut and secured all of your windows snuggly. Then watch out for short term items made for insulating windows. Magnetic insulation and temporary rope caulk can seal fissures around your doors and windows. Window film kits prohibit cold air from coming through the window pane and come off easily in the spring time. If you notice a broken window pane, contact the front office tasked with keeping your unit comfortable.

For doors, check the lining below the door. If it’s chipped or frayed, ask the maintenance team to restore it. If the lining is whole but doesn’t work, purchase a draft seal that attaches to the frame of the door and plugs in the area where much of the cold air flows in but still lets you open the door. You can also connect a cloth wind stopper affixed to the bottom of the door as you arrive come home.

Turn Down Your Thermostat To Save on Utility Bills

A lady adjusting a thermostat on the wall of her home. 

One of the most efficient ways to heat a residence in Bloomington is simply turning your controller down a few degrees. Most customers find they can adjust to a few degrees down if they wear more layers and you’ll realize savings on your heating. If you get cold easily, you can still save some money on heating by lowering the thermostat when you leave the house or in bed. You can lower it down before you leave for work and crank it back up to a comfortable temperature when you come home. Or dial it down at sleep time and enjoy an extra blanket.

Just don’t turn down the thermostat more than 10 degrees lower than your preferred temperature. Otherwise, it will demand more work for your furnace to warm your apartment back up and your money will be for nothing.


Find A Beautiful Apartment For Every Season At City Flats on Walnut

Get cozy this season in a new home at City Flats on Walnut! Our spacious residences are kept in immaculate condition for your comfort, and we maintain a welcoming community in a desirable location. Call 812-578-8827 and schedule a tour to learn more.