Autumn is underway, which means winter is right around the corner. The winter months are cold and dreary outdoors. You don’t want the indoors in your home to be the same.
We have some ideas and ways to warm your home to ensure the winter months ahead are not uncomfortable in your home:
(1) Attic Insulation
The first thing you can do to help your home stay warm in the winter is to inspect the insulation in your attic. There are various types of attic insulation to choose from and we recommend a thick insulation in order to increase the heat in your home and reduce energy costs.
You should also inspect and identify areas in which there are gaps in the insulation and be sure to add more in those spaces in your attic.
(2) Carpet & Rugs
If you are considering purchasing a new type of flooring for your home in the next month or two, we recommend carpet in terms of warmth. Wall-to-wall carpet does a very good job of warming a home and it can also help to reduce energy costs.
Carpet is also easy to maintain as it just requires vacuuming from time to time and scheduling carpet cleaning from a service like City Wide Chem-Dry in Sacramento.
If you do not want to install carpet in your home, you can instead place area rugs throughout the rooms and hallways in your home. The rugs will do a good job of cushioning and warming your step during the winter months, although not to the same extent of carpet.
(3) Seal Windows
Seal the windows in your home with plastic sheets. This is a very easy and cheap job to complete and only requires one hour depending on the number of windows you have.
You can purchase plastic sheets at your local hardware store and then place them across the entire window surface and then tape the edges around the window.
This will prevent air from slipping through cracks in the window frame and into your home.
(4) Furnace Inspection
Schedule a furnace inspection prior to the start of the winter to be sure the furnace is operating at full capacity. You can help increase the warmth in your home if the furnace is 100% functional and you have installed a new furnace filter too.
(5) Home Foundation
Inspect the foundation of your home for problems. Look in the basement and around the exterior of the home for cracks where cold air could be entering the home up from underground. You will need to hire a home contractor to fix these types of issues and it is something you should address immediately for the health of your home.
Of course, you should also bundle up in warm clothes and underneath blankets during the winter months. If you have a fireplace, be sure to enjoy it from time to time during the winter season and maybe a cup of warm coco too!
You can stay warm this winter in your home with these helpful tips!