When you have pets, you want to make sure that they are comfortable in your home. Starting from late fall and extending all the way through early spring, a poorly insulated home will require constant use of the heating system to maintain a comfortable temperature, unless other measures are taken. It is best to combine your heating system with other methods to keep your pets warm and avoid excessive costs.
Maintain a Consistent Temperature in Your Home
To avoid drastic changes in the way that your heating system is used, you want to maintain a consistent temperature in your home at all times. To accomplish this goal, you should set your thermostat to the bare minimum that you are still comfortable with, and then start working on your other methods.
Keep Your Bedroom Open
Although certain pets have a thick coat of fur to keep them warm, they will likely need some assistance to stay comfortable at all times. It is ideal to leave your bedroom open for them to access, mainly because they can take advantage of your bed and the warmth it can provide to them.
Provide Heated Pads
If you do not want them to lay in your bed on a consistent basis, or you just want to give them somewhere else they can go to stay warm, you can give them heated pads and put them on their beds.
Get Covered Beds
To maximize the benefit of pet beds, you should opt for covered ones. These beds retain heat easier, and when combined with heated pads, they make for an extremely comfortable sleeping area.
Keeping your pets warm and relaxed is substantially easier to accomplish when you are willing to invest time and effort into other heating methods while using your heating system, but in home comfort all starts with proper maintenance and care of your furnace. Give us a call today to have your system serviced before the cold weather arrives!