With the cold weather finally upon us, many people are looking for ways to keep warm at home. An upgraded heater is great, but that heater can only do so much if your home isn’t well-insulated. Today we will go over a few simple and inexpensive ways you can improve your home’s insulation.
One of the easiest ways to improve your home’s insulation is to remove and replace all of the old weatherstripping in your home. Weather stripping only lasts for a few years, but some people rarely replace it, if ever. You can find plenty of inexpensive replacement options at your local hardware store. Once you have the one you like, carefully seam all of your windows and doorways with a protective layer of weather-stripping. This will prevent cold air from coming in through any gaps, and it will also keep your warm air from going out!
Another inexpensive way to keep your home warmer in the summer is with curtains. On the sunny side of your home, leave the curtains open so that the sun can warm the inside of your home. Before the sun goes down, close the curtains to help trap that warm air inside! This way your heater doesn’t have to work quite so hard to keep your house warm.
Adding rugs to hard flooring spaces can really reduce the cooling effect that tile and linoleum can have on your space. As an added bonus, your feet won’t be as cold when you walk around the house!