Different Ways To Heat Your Home During Colder Months

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Cold fall and winter months can be a struggle to get through. In draftier homes, they make walking around in layers necessary to stay warm and waste tons of energy and money on extra heating. Here are a few different ways to heat your home during colder months to save some heat and money.

Use a Space Heater

Is only a certain part of your home cold? Maybe your upstairs or back office tends to be colder than the rest of the house. If so, don’t turn up the heat for just one small area. For these areas, a portable space heater will suffice, keeping the space warm and reducing the wasted energy from turning up the central heating.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are great ways to save some money and keep your home at the right temperature at all times. These thermostats are easy to control—you can even control them via a mobile app. This way, you can adjust the temperature to be just right by the time you get home from work. You can also simply let the thermostat do the heavy lifting for you. Smart thermostats can track your daily patterns to adjust the temperature as necessary.

Insulate Your Attic

If your attic isn’t already insulated, you should consider adding insulation. Insulation works by holding heat in your house during the winter and blocking heat from entering in the summer. Installing insulation can be a simple DIY project that’ll bring lots of extra heat to your whole house.

Get a Fireplace

Whether you’re looking to add a wood-burning fireplace to a new build or a gas fireplace to your home renovation, there are many fireplace options for every homeowner. Electric fireplaces are also highly energy-efficient. Like a space heater, a fireplace likely won’t heat your entire home, but it can keep your living room and the connected living spaces toasty. Fireplaces also have the added benefit of becoming decorative centerpieces where family and guests can gather. They also add to your home’s resale value.

Seal Your Windows

If you’ve insulated your home and you’re still finding your house to be too cold, it may be due to cold air seeping through your windows. Inspect your windows for cracks, and seal any cracks with caulk. Applying a plastic wrap over the windowpanes will also better insulate your home in colder months. This will trap any cold air and prevent it from entering your home.

Finding more efficient ways to keep your home warm during the winter will not only keep you comfortable, but also reduce the cost of heating your home. Space heaters, smart thermostats, attic insulation, fireplace installation, and sealing your windows are all different ways to effectively heat your home in colder months.

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