Throughout the winter, one should always be looking to winterize their home. Whether it’s keeping the oven open after use, caulking your windows or just keeping the thermostat down, there are always easy, subtle ways to keep your home warm while also not spending a fortune to do so.
Living Direct and NowSourcing recently came out with a winterizing infographic detailing over 20 ways to keep your home warm without breaking the bank.
See the full infographic below or on their website.
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- Reverse your ceiling fan to a clockwise direction.
- If you have a radiator heater, place tinfoil behind it to move the warm air outward instead of upward.
- Let sunlight in during the day by opening curtains, but close them at night to help keep the cold out.
- Move furniture away from vents so heat can circulate throughout the room.
- Roll up a towel and place it at the bottom of doors and windows.
- Leave your oven open after baking to utilize the heat.
- Close doors in the rooms you are in to keep them warm or close doors to unused rooms.
- Close vents in unused rooms to utilized the heat where it’s needed.
- Turn your thermostat down to 68°F during the day and lower it at night when you sleep.
- Clean out your gutters to help prevent icicles from forming.
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- Weatherstrip your windows to help seal gaps and prevent warm air from escaping (and cold air from entering).
- Replace your air filters. Not only does this extend the life of your HVAC unit, but it also helps reduce your energy costs.
- Seal your doors. This helps prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering.
- Caulk your windows. It provides the same benefits as weatherstripping, but it’s a more permanent solution.
- Install fiberglass insulation to help keep the warmth in and the cold out.
- Insulate your window panes to help keep the warmth in and the cold out.
- Use an insulation blanket on your hot-water heater to help keep the heat in your unit.
- Get a programmable thermostat to help automate your heater and prevent it from running unnecessarily.
- Get a chimney balloon to help prevent cold drafts from entering.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to keep the warm in and cold out. As always, if you need professional assistance, click here and get connected with up to four HVAC pros near you.
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