Can’t Stay Warm at Home? Try These Strategies

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As winter’s winds continue to whip around your house, you may be desperately trying to come up with new ways to keep heating costs down while still staying toasty warm. Perhaps you have seen your bills go up this year due to higher energy costs, or maybe you are just looking for ways to balance your family’s budget. Whatever your reason for wanting to make changes, these four tips will help you stay warm no matter what size budget you have.

Choose Layers

Dressing in smart layers can keep your body heat close to you. Choose thin layers made of natural fibers that will insulate without making you sweaty and cold. Plus, when you warm up, you can easily shed your topmost layer.

Be Smart with Window Coverings

Your window coverings have a great deal to do with how hot or cold you feel at any time of the year. During the winter, you should open your blinds and curtains during the day when the sun is up to let in warm rays. Once the sun goes down, close your curtains to keep out cold nighttime air. Consider investing in heavy curtains designed to insulate your rooms.

Block Window and Door Drafts

Speaking of insulating your windows, you can get simple kits at your local hardware store for covering your leaky windows with a clear, plastic sheet. You may also want to replace the weather stripping in your windows and doors to block drafts. A simple draft blocker at the bottom of doors heading outside can block a great deal of cold air from entering.

Add Insulation

Much of your home’s heat is lost through the roof. A contractor can help you lay down more insulation in your attic and may be able to tell you if increased foam insulation in your walls will help eliminate cold spots in your home.

Upgrade to a High-Efficiency HVAC System

If your HVAC unit is over 10 years old, you may want to consider upgrading it to a new energy-efficient model through a company like Dale & Lee’s Service Inc. Not only can a new model save you money on energy costs because it uses fuels more efficiently, but also it can heat your house faster with less noise and fewer repairs than ever before.

No matter how cold the weather gets outside, you can use clever hacks like these to stay warm inside your home. These strategies will keep cold air out, let warm sunlight in, keep your body heat close to you and help your heating unit be more efficient. Of course, you can always cuddle up next to your loved one or your pet for added warmth.

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