8 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter Without Breaking the Bank
Winter’s cold temperatures are here and don’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. Every day your heat just runs and runs putting a heavy burden on your bank accounts. There may be some ways to lift that burden and ease your minds and pockets. We have rounded up some clever ways to keep your home warm in the winter without breaking the bank.
1.When the suns out, open up those curtains!
Nothing beats free heat and the sun is a great provider of all natural warmth. Whenever it is sunny out open up those curtains and let those rays shine in.
2.When the sun goes down, close the curtains.
Curtain’s are good window insulators and once that suns down there should be nothing stopping you from closing them. If curtains are left open heat is lost out the way it came in (through the window). Invest in a good pair of heavy curtains for the winter. Don’t have curtains? Try a blanket! (if you don’t mind how silly it looks)
3.Put down a rug on cold tile or hardwood.
Who doesn’t love a big, fuzzy rug to walk on instead of cold tile or hardwood. Putting an area rug on those cold high traffic spots will not only keep your feet warm but could make a wonderful style addition.
4.Double-check your insulation.
It can be pricey to replace but it will save you a lot of money in the long run. Attic’s can be a major source of heat loss, so making sure your attic access is very well insulated is important.
5.Invest in a draft stopper for those drafty doors.
Draft stoppers can be purchased at your local Walmart or Target and are an inexpensive way to stop those cold drafts from coming through without having to replace your door. Don’t feel like spending the money? Take a look at this DIY draft stopper.
6.Close the door to the rooms you do not use.
Is there a room in your home that is never or rarely used? Try keeping that door closed and closing the heat vent to avoid warming up a room no one will use. By closing the doors you are blocking off the heat from having to warm the room up therefore, not using as much heat. Not using heat=not spending money!
Flannel sheets or a big comfy blanket are great ways to stay warm in the winter. You can find them at almost any store that carries sheets and trust me; you will not regret buying them. After a long day out surviving the freezing cold temperatures what better way to unwind than to get in your comfy, cozy, warm bed?
8.For old windows, use window insulator kit.
Window insulator kits can be purchased at your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or Walmart. Replacing drafty windows can get costly and a insulator kit is a great option for a quick inexpensive fix. Try this one from Home Depot.