With winter just around the corner, now is the time to start working on your home to get “Winter Ready”. Making a few slight changes in your home this winter could be the difference between having a warm or cold home. Here are some helpful tips on how to get your home winter ready this year.
Insulate Your Roof
Warm air rises, which is particularly important for homeowners without insulated roofs. If you live in a house with little to no insulation in the roof, you could find yourself losing approximately 35% of the warmth from your home. If you haven’t already, get a professional to insulate your roof. This is one of the best methods to help keep your home warm, along with helping to save on your electricity bills.
Cover Hard Floors
Many homes have exposed flooring. This may be visually pleasing but can cause heat to be lost from your home. Cover any exposed flooring with rugs and mats this winter. Not only will your feet be thanking you, but the rug or mat will act as insulation and help keep the warmth inside your home.
Secure doors and windows
Going around your home and visually and physically inspecting all your doors and window seals could save you on your electricity bill this winter. You will want to note any gaps or cracks in the seals of your doors and windows. Old and broken seals will let out warmth from the home. This is an easy fix that can be done with some DIY. You can easily apply silicon sealants to reseal your doors or windows that have old or cracked seals. This will help to reduce any drafts in the home while helping to keep the warmth in.
Use Door Sweeps
Doors are among one of the main perpetrators of homes losing internal warmth in winter. Door sweeps can be purchased from most homeware shops with easy installation. Using a door sweep is a cost-effective measure to help keep your home warm this winter. Not only will they keep the warm air in, but they will also keep any cool air from entering your home.
Making your home winter ready is an easy task to achieve. Follow these steps, along with any other family norms you may have to keep you and your loved ones warm this winter.