Keep Your Home Warm Without Blasting The Heat
So it’s cold outside, and I got some great advice from my real estate person on how to keep the house warm. I thought I would pass it along to everyone.
So here is what she suggested:
We’re entering some of the most frigid months of the year – but you don’t need to keep the heat on full blast just to make your home’s temperature bearable. Use these tricks to keep your home naturally toasty:
- Get a door draft stopper to keep warm air from leaking out and cold air from leaking in.
- Hang thick curtains or blinds to block the draft.
- Open your blinds in the morning to let the sunlight filter in.
- Cover your fireplace with a cover or screen when you’re not using it.
- Add weather stripping to door frames to reduce the amount of frosty air seeping in.
- Put area rugs on bare floors to keep your feet warm on those freezing days.
- Eliminate the drafts coming in around your windows by adding caulk to the window frames.
- If you have older, single-pane windows, try bubble wrap insulation to trap the heat inside.
- Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to naturally draw down the warm air that rises to the ceiling.
- Try a programmable thermostat – it’ll give you heat when you need it and reduce your usage when you don’t.
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Hope this helps!