Ways to Keep Your Home Warm Without Big Energy Bills This Winter

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With outside temperatures dropping quickly as we enter the cool months of the year, you may be wondering how to keep your property warm. While the easy solution is to turn on the heading full blast and stay inside where it’s cozy, we may be questioning our actions when the bills come through the next month. To help you stay warm this winter without draining your wallet, here are some tips to follow.

Draught-proof all windows and exterior doors.

Draught-proofing is crucial if you want to heat your home and keep the warm air in and the cool air out. In a typical home, heat is lost through windows and doors because the edges are not sealed properly. If there are any gaps or holes around your windows and doors, now is the time to seal them up with proper caulking.

Dress warmly around the house.

This one is easy and obvious – put on more layers when it’s colder outside, even if you’re staying inside. An extra jumper or two can help you stay warm without cranking up the heating or feeling cold and miserable. Dress in layers to help trap air for better insulation. Don’t forget to wear a couple of pairs of light socks to keep your toes toasty, too.

Keep blankets in each room.

If there’s a room that you spend a lot of time in, keep a couple of blankets within easy reach. You can put one under you when you sit down and another one over your lap. It’s all about feeling warm and cozy so that you don’t feel the need to adjust the thermostat.

Run your ceiling fans on low in a clockwise direction.

In winter, warm air collects at the top of a room. The ceiling may feel a few degrees warmer than the floor. To help push this warm air down into the room, you can circulate your ceiling fan in a clockwise direction.

Cover windows that don’t face the sun.

If you have windows in your home that aren’t exposed to sunlight in the winter, put a covering over them. Draw the blinds, if nothing else. If there is no sunlight coming through the window, it is likely an active source of heat leaks. Conversely, be sure to open the blinds on windows that receive direct sunlight to utilize this free source of heat.

We hope that these tips help you to keep your home warm and cozy throughout the winter. Now is the time to protect your property from damage and review your home insurance so that you know what is and is not covered. Do you have questions regarding your homeowners insuranceTalk to the professionals at Gee-Schussler Insurance Agency to get started on your tailored policy today!