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7 Heating Safety Tips To Make Valentine's Day Even Cozier

Valentine's Day is a perfect time to get cozy with that special someone. Let's face it - nothing warms your heart quite like a furnace. Here are the top 6 heating tips to heat your Valentine's Day this year.

1. Turn Down The Heat

As things heat this Valentine's Day, consider turning the heat down to give your system a much-needed, mid-winter break. Not only that, but you can keep warm by cuddling up under some blankets with that special someone - or sitting in front of the fireplace instead.

2. Dust Around Your Home

Breathing in dust, dirt, dander, and other debris can kill the mood. Make sure you are dusting around your air vents, registers, and other dust-prone areas of your home before your Valentine's Day celebration. Dirt and dust can reduce airflow and clog your vents. This decreases the efficiency of your unit and also increases your energy usage.

3. Move Your Furniture

If you’re struggling to heat specific rooms of your home, look at where your vents are placed. Furniture, such as your couch, end tables, lamps, and more, can block airflow from your heating and cooling system.

This can create uneven, cool temperatures in your home when they cover your vents and registers. If you’re looking to create a cozy environment, make sure nothing is preventing airflow into the room. Alternatively, blocking heating vents with furniture can force you to snuggle up and keep each other warm. Regardless of what you choose to do, be aware of where your furniture is placed.

4. Use A Smart Thermostat

Set the mood with a smart thermostat. With a smart thermostat, you can make sure the temperature in your home is as comfortable as can be without having to keep going back to change it. Not only that, but you can preset it to a certain temperature before you arrive back home from a romantic date night.

5. Seal The Drafts In Your Home

You could have some gaps around your doors or windows letting that cool air inside your home. Easily seal these drafts by caulking or weather-stripping. Your furnace has to work harder to heat your home as it competes with the additional cool air coming inside. Not only can sealing air drafts keep it more comfortable, but this can also help you save some money on energy bills.

6. Fire & Heating Safety

Two of the leading causes of home fires involve candles and space heaters. Never leave either of these objects unattended, especially when you’re distracted with other Valentine’s Day activities.

For your space heater or other portable heating equipment, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to keep it away from flammable options, shut it off to avoid overuse, and don’t attach it to an extension cord or power strip that is occupied with other electronics.

Candles should also be placed away from flammable objects. Before going to sleep or out for date night activities, put out all candles to ensure your home is safe.

7. Schedule Maintenance

Maintenance helps ensure your HVAC unit runs smoothly and efficiently. Schedule it before Valentine’s to avoid any inconvenience interruptions. Professional maintenance can help prevent costly repairs. Not only that, maintenance will also help reduce your energy consumption, improve air quality, and prolong the life of your system. Let's be real - love should be the only thing in your air this Valentine's Day.

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