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.

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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:

  1. Get a door draft stopper to keep warm air from leaking out and cold air from leaking in.
  2. Hang thick curtains or blinds to block the draft.
  3. Open your blinds in the morning to let the sunlight filter in.
  4. Cover your fireplace with a cover or screen when you’re not using it.
  5. Add weather stripping to door frames to reduce the amount of frosty air seeping in.
  6. Put area rugs on bare floors to keep your feet warm on those freezing days.
  7. Eliminate the drafts coming in around your windows by adding caulk to the window frames.
  8. If you have older, single-pane windows, try bubble wrap insulation to trap the heat inside.
  9. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to naturally draw down the warm air that rises to the ceiling.
  10. Try a programmable thermostat – it’ll give you heat when you need it and reduce your usage when you don’t.

Any of these tips seem too daunting for a DIY project? I can recommend a great home repair specialist and even provide a promo code to save you a little dough. Give me a call today!

Hope this helps!

 

 

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