Winter is officially here, and by that I mean it is in the room with you, right behind you, coming through the cracks of your house and making you wonder why you are still trembling while you have the heating on. See below what you can do to keep your home warm during the winter.
Fill the cracks / crevices
Most likely, if you live in an apartment or an older house, you have various gaps in the corners or on the floor. These gaps may not seem large, but the amount of cold air that gets inside your home is significant. Buy the following products to close cracks / crevices (Product names are the official ones.)
- Newborn 960-GTR Caulking Gun ($ 16)
- DAP Alex Flex ($ 3)
- DAP Cap ($ 3)
- Allway 3-in-1 Caulk Applicator ($ 8)
Seal the windows
You lose a lot of heat from your windows. Double and triple glazing, which traps insulating air between glass layers, is much better than single glazing, but cold outside air continues to leak from the edges. See below the products you can buy to secure your windows.
Doors and electrical outlets
Any door leading out or into a hallway is an automatic suspect for heat loss. You need to close these gaps around your doors. Electrical outlets are also another sector heat loss. If you can feel the cold air flowing from them, then you need to seal them. You can keep these modifications throughout the year.
Add a rug
Turn off the space heating
Heating is expensive. Once you have completed the work of heating the house, you can turn it off. Some things you can do use to keep warm are warm slippers, a warm set of pajamas for the home and much more.
Fan heaters are inefficient, but you can save money by heating only the room in which you are. The Vornado VH200 ($ 60) is relatively energy efficient and our top choice for room air heater. Could an entire room heat up in the winter? Yes!
We hope you find all the above useful and spend a warmer winter!
Source of information: wired.com