Winter is just around the corner so it’s important to find efficient, inexpensive ways to keep your home warm over the next couple of months. In order to keep your home from getting too drafty and cold, here are 5 tips for you to use all winter long:
- Thick Curtains: Blackout curtains will help contain the heat in your home. You can also buy a fleece liner or a PVC shower curtain to line your existing curtains. During the day, leave the curtains open to let the sun in to heat your home naturally, but in the evening, close up the curtains to keep the heat inside.
- Weatherproof Air Leaks: Air leaks in windows, doors, in the attic or anywhere else can cause your home to lose heat. Contain those leaks with weatherproof strips, caulking, foam and reflective foil material.
- Space Heaters: Remember to turn down the thermostat in the house before using a space heater. Space heaters work best in walled-in rooms, such as a bedroom, because it keeps the heat in that room. A space heater is less likely to heat the whole room if it’s in an open area.
- Storm Windows: Storm windows can be used all year-round and some even offer low-emissivity coating to cut the heat loss even more.
- Plug Up the Chimney: To keep the heat from escaping your home, plug your chimney with a chimney balloon when you’re not using it. You can buy the balloons or create your own with cardboard and bubble wrap.
Do you have other ways to keep your home warm during the winter months? Share with us in the comment section below.