Install a hygrometer
Also known as a humidity sensor, this device looks just like a temperature gauge or thermometer, but it measures the relative humidity in a room. When running a heater or fireplace, you should always keep track of your relative humidity level. If air moisture gets near or below 30 percent, turn off the heat. You don’t want your wood to warp from the effects of high temperatures and dryness.
Close all doors and windows
This is the most natural way of controlling the heat in a room, and it is cost effective as well. When you leave a space, close the door and the windows. The old saying, “ we’re not paying to heat the outside,’ applies here. Not only can you reduce heating costs, but you’ll decrease the drying effects of constant heating on your floorboards. Holding on to the natural warmth in your home is easier when space is sealed off and well-insulated.