The holiday season may be the best time of the year for many people, but they’re also usually the coldest, and that can lead to some expensive heating bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stop heat from escaping your home and keep that bill more manageable. Here are three helpful tips on keeping heat in.
Your home obviously needs insulation in the walls and attic to prevent heat from leaving, but depending on the age of your home, it may not have sufficient insulation.
Have a handyman check to see if your home has a good amount of insulation, and see how much it would cost to add more. It’s not cheap to add insulation to a home, but it’s important to remember that you could save money on your heating bills for years to come.
Windows are one part of your home that can allow a substantial amount of heat to leak out. The first step in preventing this is replacing single-pane windows with double-pane windows, which keep much more heat in thanks to their second layer of insulation. If you need it done quicker than you can do on your own, you might call in a company like Unique Home Solutions to help you out.
Curtains can also be a big help in avoiding heat loss. When the sun is shining during the day, make sure that you have your curtains open to let the sunlight in, as this will warm up your home. Once the sun goes down and you want to keep warm air inside, close your curtains. If you have thick thermal curtains, your home will lose much less heat.
Another area where heat leaves your home is through the floorboards, which means hardwood floors will cause your home to lose more heat when it’s cold. You could install carpet, but that’s a big project and hardwood floors have their benefits, including the way they look.
A simpler option is putting rugs down on any hardwood and tile floors in your home. Just like carpet, rugs will reduce how much heat leaks through the floor, and they’re much more pleasant to walk on because they stay warmer than hardwood and tile do.
There are plenty of methods, some expensive and some inexpensive, that will keep your home warmer in the winter. Consider giving the three above a try, as each of them can help you run the heating in your home a bit less and cut down your bill.