At Home with Lisa: Quick ideas for fall heating

Summer has come to a swift end, leaving me wondering what has happened to the heat wave I was enjoying the past few months. It’s getting colder. My old house is chilly in the mornings and at night, but it’s not so cold that I’m ready to turn on my baseboard heaters just yet.

One thing I like to do is use a space heater in the mornings and evenings, but only in the rooms we occupy. For the rarely used rooms, I make sure the doors are closed so I don’t have to heat them.

I’ll also flip the switch on my ceiling fan, forcing the warm air down to the floor.

One of the things I like about fall weather is that while the mornings and nights are cold, during the day, the temperatures are still in the 70s. I like to capitalize on this by opening the curtains on my south-facing windows to heat the rooms naturally.

Keeping warm and toasty during these chilly autumn nights has been easy with just some small changes.

Lisa, an Avista customer, bought her 1910 house because she loved the old-world character, some of which doesn’t make her house very energy efficient. Lisa is sharing her experience on taking some simple do-it-yourself improvements to inspire others to do the same. You’ll find her stories right here every Tuesday morning.

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