Nothing can remind you of winter faster than cold floors. If you’re one of those who doesn’t enjoy chilly feet, rest easy. There are many ways to keep your feet warm for the duration of the winter.
Looking around your home for air leaks and sealing them will help your feet stay warmer and cut your heating bills as well. Explore your home for leaks around the baseboards and exterior doors. Leaks around the windows may also be common, as well as electric and cable outlets that sit on the exterior walls. Caulk, weatherstripping and expanding foam will seal most leaks.
If the places where you spend most of your time seem cold most of the time, ask a pro from Powers Heating & Air to find out why. There may not be enough air coming from the furnace to warm those rooms or there’s too much going elsewhere. HVAC professionals can balance the airflow to increase overall home comfort and prevent cold floors.
A small space heater might be what you need under your desk or blowing on your cold feet to take off the chill. If you use any kind of portable heater, use it safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Rugs add a layer of insulation that will insulate a cold floor in proportion to its size. If your home has a crawl space or a basement, consider hiring a contractor to add more insulation to the space between the first floor and the basement ceiling.
While our winters aren’t as cold as those up north, there’s still a case to be made for radiant floor heating in this location. Winters can be cold and radiant heating is known for its even heating and comfort that starts at the floor. People with allergies or asthma fare better with radiant heat since it doesn’t blow air throughout the house.
If you’d like more information about warming cold floors, contact Powers Heating & Air, providing HVAC services for Peachtree City homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.