The chilly cold weather air is quickly setting in across the country. Is your home prepared for the cold? I’m sharing these tips for keeping your home warm and cozy this winter to help ensure you’re comfortable all winter long.
Let In the Sunshine
During the day, open up the curtains and utilize the sunshine to add warmth to your home during the winter. It’s not a bad idea to invest in thick, high-quality curtains to combat the chilly air. Make sure to close them after the sun has set to keep the cold out. This will help y’all use the heater less and save some pennies.
Get a Professional Furnace Inspection
Hiring a professional to come out and inspect the furnace will ensure it’s up to standards for the cold weather months. You can also do a simple check of turning on the heat yourself. But a professional will fix any issues before they arise or let you know the furnace is good to go.
Reverse the Ceiling Fans
I know this one may seem a bit odd, but you can pull the cool air up while pushing the warm air back down when you reverse your ceiling fans. It’s a marvelous way to spread coziness and warmth throughout all your homes. It will help keep consistent temperatures in your home for you and your family.
Put Some Rugs Down
Bare floors are cold and uncomfortable to walk on during the winter. Keep a few rugs on hand for the cold season to help provide warmth for your feet and avoid that shock first thing in the morning. The mats will also provide insulation for the house.
Don’t forget about the entryway. Wood will absorb any moisture that you track in from the outdoors.
Check Your Insulation
There are various benefits that insulation provides for your home. Ensure the insulation is still intact and working correctly to keep your home warm and cozy this winter. Also, check around the windows and door frames to feel for any drafts where brisk winter air can penetrate your home.