As the weather becomes increasingly cooler, many homeowners are preparing their homes for winter. Keeping your home warm during sub-zero temperatures can be tricky and costly, especially if you have an older house. To save yourself a little bit of effort and money come winter, here are a few things you can do to prepare your home and prevent loss of heat.
Ensure Proper Insulation
Basements, attics, and garages are all very drafty and are often improperly insulated or even completely lacking insulation altogether. Before the winter begins, in order to prevent heat loss from your home, try to ensure that these spaces are insulated–or, at the very least–the walls and floors touching these rooms are insulated to try to keep the cold contained.
Hang Thick Curtains
Curtains aren’t just to block the sun, they can also be used to keep your home warm from the cold. A great (and stylish!) way to prevent heat loss in your home this winter is to hang heavy curtains on your windows, this will help to insulate your space and keep your home warm.
Weatherize Windows and Doors
It’s not expensive to seal and weather your windows and doors, in fact, most department, hardware, and even some dollar stores have the sealing you need readily available. If you’re interested in ways to prevent heat loss in your home, take the time to seal your windows and doors, especially if your home is older or naturally drafty.
Add Coverings on Floors
Rugs are not just stylish and aesthetically pleasing, they also serve a purpose. Rugs, especially high-pile or very thick rugs, will help to trap heat in your home and prevent it from escaping through floorboards. If you’re interested in ways that you can prevent heat loss in your home this winter, run to your local home goods store and purchase a few rugs to throw around your house!
Schedule Annual Preventative Maintenance
One of the best ways to prevent heat loss in your home this winter is to ensure that your furnace, heat pump, or boiler is working as effectively and as efficiently as possible. To do this, make sure to schedule your annual preventative maintenance for your HVAC system as soon as possible. This will give an expert HVAC technician the chance to clean, inspect, and diagnose your system to ensure it’s working its best.
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