Tips to make your home warm this winter

Winter is upon us and it’s important to make your home warm and toasty to avoid Harsh and long cold winter.  Here are some tips to keep your house warm and cosy during winters.

Weatherize: First and foremost, make sure your house is cold airtight. One of the first things you need to do when weatherizing your house is to make sure that you can caulk around the window and the door trims in your house.  This will prevent the cold air from coming through those gaps. Another major step that you is to shrink wrap your windows. Simple double-sided tape attached to your windows and putting the shrink wrap on and then firing a hairdryer will prevent any cold air from coming through. Another good thing to do for your house is to use good door drafts. They are easy to install and are can be cut to fit and they prevent a lot of cold air from coming into your house. Check all pipes including gas and water and make sure they are wrapped with insulated foam. This will prevent them from freezing up in the winter.

Attic Insulation: Attic access or attic doors can be the source of large amounts of heat loss. Make sure your attic access is VERY well insulated. Insulating your attic can also prevent gradual damage to your home, caused by heat and moisture. It prevents water vapor from seeping in and eroding your walls.

Sunlight: Allow an ample amount of sunlight to enter your home through windows and doors. Open all the curtains and blinds to let the warm cozy sunlight in. The natural sunlight will also reduce the production of harmful bacteria and organisms that can grow in any house and moreover it illuminates your home and save you a lot of power. Once the sun goes down, keep all that heat from leaving through the windows by closing the curtain and drapes.

Use carpets: If you have tiles or Hardwood flooring, use carpets and rugs to keep the floors warm. Non-insulated floors can account for up twenty percent of heat loss in a home. Carpet is actually a fantastic insulating material. So while it won’t create any warmth itself, it will help to retain heat. By using carpet on your floor you will be able to save money on your energy bills.

Use Tower Heaters: Flexibility and fuss-free warmth is at your fingertips when you opt for Tower heaters. These heaters are excellent tools for keeping individual rooms warm. These heaters warm the air and circulate it around the room by a fan. The fan allows the heat to be distributed quickly because it heats only the room or the space that is being used. Tower heaters can heat rooms quickly and effectively and tend to be energy efficient. There are many styles and types of Indoor tower heaters to complement your home style.

Fireplace: Fireplaces are a great way to add extra warmth to your home this winter, and you will also benefit from the additional ambiance and style that a fireplace brings to your home. The fireplace keeps your rooms warm and comfortable and reduces the amount of money spent on heating rooms that aren’t in use.

Active Lifestyle: Stay active and keep moving to boost your circulation and avoid cold feet. Move around at least once an hour and avoid sitting still for long periods. Even light exercise will help keep you warm.

Install Smart Thermostats: Install a Smart Thermostat to gain extra control over your indoor comfort level and enjoy year-round savings. With a smart thermostat, it’s easy to schedule your Heating to run less while you’re out for the day, so you’ll use less energy by heating your home only while you’re in it. Moreover, Smart thermostats can learn household heating and cooling pattern and automatically sets to most appropriate.  

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