Adjust ceiling fans so they spin clockwise.
Since warm air rises, your fan will not distribute it downwards.
With cold weather upon us, this is a good time to check the seals on windows and doors. Replace weather stripping if necessary.
If your home has an attic, check the ventilation and seals on the ducts. You don’t want an ice dam to form on your roof in cold weather.
Some good places to clean:
- The exhaust hood and filter in the kitchen above the stove.
- The refrigerator and freezer. Don’t just clean the inside; pull the fridge gently out from the wall and vacuum the coils on the back side of the appliance. It will function more efficiently.
- This is a good time to clean and organize storage areas, including closets, cupboards, the basement and garage.