Published: December 16, 2019
Your first winter in a new home can come with a lot of unique experiences, but being cold shouldn’t have to be one of them. Properly insulating your home is crucial in keeping you warm without inflating your heating bill in the winter. Here are some tips that will help:
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Older model windows are the most common causes of cold drafts in a home. Investing in double-paned, energy-efficient windows will prevent the cold from getting in and the warmth from escaping. Certain states even offer tax rebates for households that install new windows, so this upgrade can cost a lot less than you think.
For those that experience colder winters, insulating curtains are one of the best ways to keep cold out and warmth in. Heavy, insulating curtains come in all styles and sizes – making it a great option for any room in the house. For optimal performance, make sure the curtains cover the entire frame and the full length of the window.
In many homes, the gap between the doors and the flooring allows the outside chill to penetrate your home. Instead of installing a new door, you can invest in draft covers to keep the warmth from escaping. Draft covers are soft, padded covers that slide under your door – effectively preventing the cold from getting inside without damaging your floors.
If you are transitioning from rug to hardwood, tile or natural stone flooring, you may notice a significant difference in warmth. While attractive, these flooring materials can trap the cold, making it unpleasantly chill to walk around barefoot or with socks. Instead of covering your beautiful flooring with carpet, you can use area rugs to cover commonly used areas and heavily trafficked areas. This way you can enjoy the beauty of your floors while being able to walk around your home comfortably.
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