Stay Warm This Winter Without Catching Your Budget on Fire | First Volunteer Bank

It may be hard to imagine that cold days are ahead, but they’ll be here before we know it!

That’s why our team First Volunteer Bank want you to go ahead and start learning ways to keep yourself warm during the cooler temperatures while keeping your energy bill low.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can stay warm during the cooler months without having to turn the heat on full blast in your home:

Layers Are Your Friend

Rather than focusing on making the room warm when the temperatures start to become cooler, focus more on warming your body temperature, which can help you feel warmer faster.

Adding another layer of clothing is a great way to warm up your body temperature when the weather is colder.

Plus, in Chattanooga, where you never know what weather you’ll get from day to day, you can always take off the extra layers if the day warms up unexpectedly.

Change the Direction of Your Ceiling Fans

Warm air rises.

Therefore, when using ceiling fans in your home, you want to adjust them each season to ensure they’re doing their best to heat or cool your home. That means turning them clockwise during the winter.

Why, you might wonder? When your fan is rotating clockwise, it will pull cool air upward. That updraft pushes the warm air in your home, which naturally rises to the ceiling, back down along the walls and to the floor.

Don’t Put Away the Pool Noodles Just Yet

The pools are closed for the fall, so you need to put away the pool noodles, right? Wrong! In fact, your pool noodles might be more of a friend in the colder season than during the summer months.

In order to keep heat in, cut a pool noodle in half and slide it under your exterior door. That way you do not have to worry about the warm air escaping through cracks and your HVAC system having to work harder, which can end up costing you more money on energy bills.

Now that you are saving on energy bills, what are you going to do with that extra cash? Visit First Volunteer Bank today to learn about our savings account options!