You always hear people talking about taking extreme lengths to keep warm during the cold winter weather, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be someone that laughs at the stories. If you’re someone who sees those headlines and says “that’s a great idea”, then it seems you’re stuck up north like me! I’ve tried everything under the sun to keep my quaint little two-bedroom house warm in these brutal northern winters. My house was built ages ago, so being partially underground helps greatly with keeping the house a bit warmer. However, it’s not always enough to rely on that and a boiler system to keep warm! One trick I recently discovered, however, was sitting right beside my house the entire time. My clothes washer and dryer are in a small room in the corner of my home, and the dryer’s heat exhaust port sticks outside. As I watched steam come out of the port on a cold winter’s morning, I had a brilliant idea! After calling my regular heating and air conditioning repair technician for advice, I decided to buy a “heat keeper” for my dryer’s exhaust vent. Using this attachment on my dryer made it so that the dryer dumps all heat and moisture from the dryer directly into the air inside my house. This is perfectly safe, as the air filter that comes with this attachment works to prevent lint, dirt and other debris from coming into the air along with the heat and humidity. I was so glad I decided to do this, as the dryer provides the perfect extra push to my heating system to ensure a warm temperature is maintained.