The winter season brings cold weather, plenty of snow, and the need to keep your home warm and comfortable. If you’re looking for ways to stay toasty inside this season while still saving money on your energy bills, we have some tips for you.
From the Freddy & Co. team, here are five practical tips that will help you maintain a comfortable temperature in your home throughout the colder months of the year:
1. Replace Your Windows and Doors With Energy-Efficient Models
Replacing windows and doors with energy-efficient models can help keep the heat in during the winter and prevent it from leaking out. Look for double-paned or triple-paned windows and doors with a high R-value (measurement of thermal resistance). These types of windows and doors are more expensive, but they offer better insulation, saving you money in the long run.
2. Insulate Your Attic & Basement
Adequate insulation in your attic and basement is another great way to reduce heat loss during the winter months. Insulating these areas helps regulate temperatures and prevents warm air from escaping through cracks or gaps in walls or floors. You can also add extra insulation around pipes, outlets, switch plates, and other areas where there may be air leakage.
3. Seal Air Leaks
Sealing air leaks around windows, doors, vents, and other openings will help prevent heat from escaping. You can use caulk, spray foam, or film to fill small cracks or gaps around windowsills and door frames, as well as baseboards, thresholds, exhaust fans, fireplaces, etc.
4. Use Ceiling Fans To Push Warm Air Downward
Running ceiling fans clockwise during winter helps push down hot air trapped at the ceiling level, so it circulates throughout a room instead of just going up towards the ceiling where it’s wasted energy. This simple trick can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your home warmer this winter!
5. Invest In A Programmable Thermostat
Lastly, investing in a programmable thermostat can help you reduce energy consumption while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature during colder months. A programmable thermostat allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day so that you don’t have to worry about constantly adjusting it manually when temperatures fluctuate outside or if you forget to turn off the heat when leaving for work, vacation, etc.
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