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Tips To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

September 9, 2015

A major problem facing all homes this winter will be the temperature. If you home isn’t warm, you’re going to be in for a rough time! Check out these great tips to help keep your house nice and warm:

Fireplace

One top tip is to get a fireplace installed. Most houses should come with a natural fireplace or at least a place for one. It’s normally underneath where the chimney is situated. But, if you don’t have one, it’s very possible to have one created. Trust me, this is a very good idea. If you have a fireplace, you can then get some extra warmth in your home. Throw some logs down and have a natural fire burn brightly during the cold evenings. Or, you can get an insert and have an electric fireplace that will heat up a room.

fireplace

The benefit of this is that it gives you more heat, particularly in the room that it’s in. But, it’s also a fantastic piece of interior design. Having a fireplace in a room can seriously improve its overall look and feel. It can also boost your house’s value on the property market.

Central Heating

Obviously, the main source of heat in the home is from your central heating. If this is working properly, then the cold nights are made more bearable. However, if it isn’t working, you’ll need to get it repaired asap. Look for a HVAC company that can come and repair your heater to get it working again in no time.

It’s so important that your central heating is working if you want your house to stay warm. You can have it turned on while you’re asleep, so when you wake up you’re nice and toasty. There’s nothing worse than waking up in a cold home. Plus, waking up warm makes it easier to get out of bed in the morning. If you’re in bed, and the house is cold, you’ll never want to leave!

Carpet, Rugs & Curtains

These three things will do wonders for your home. Having carpeted floor will make sure that more heat is trapped in your house. Also, they can look very snazzy and unique! If you don’t have carpet, and maybe don’t want any, then rugs work too. Lay rugs down on your hardwood floor in the winter, and it will have a similar effect.

rugs and curtains

Likewise, you should opt for curtains over blinds if you want a warm home. Curtains can prevent heat escaping, much like a carpet. Plus, they create a far cosier atmosphere in a room – when compare to blinds.

curtains

Windows

The windows in your house will play a key role in keeping it warm. If your windows are anything less that double glazed, it’s going to be cold. You want thick windows that don’t let any heat in the house. Similarly, the window fixtures need to be strong and make sure they aren’t eroding away. I’d always recommend you shy away from old, wooden, fixtures as they can decay over time.

windows

And of course, keep your windows closed if you want to have a warm home this winter. It’s alright opening them for some fresh air, but don’t leave them open overnight.

 

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January 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

My wife and I have had a hard time keeping our home as warm as we’d like to keep it this winter without having to crank the heat all of the time. I’m so glad that I read this, as I had no idea about the importance of carpets, rugs, and curtains. Our whole apartment is wood flooring, so I may have to invest into some large rugs to try to trap the heat in better. Thanks for sharing this information with me, as this definitely has helped!

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