During winter, many of us are thinking about cost-efficient ways to keep our homes warm. Home insulation helps reduce the energy required to heat up a home. There are, however, many other ways to achieve that. Below are some of the tricks to help homeowners reduce the energy bill and conserve heat during winter:
- Closing the curtains at night. Curtains prevent cold air from entering and radiant heat from escaping. Purchasing insulated curtains is a wise investment, especially when temperatures are particularly cold. Curtains can also be placed in front of doors to increase protection.
- Letting sunlight in during the day. When the sun is shining, open the curtains to let the light in and warm the home. However, if sunlight isn’t directly passing through the windows, opening up the curtains has little effect.
- Closing rooms that are not in use to save energy. Turn off heat in these rooms, if possible. Close all exterior and interior doors in the home as tightly as possible to reduce draft and prevent heat loss.
- Sealing up gaps and cracks, commonly found at doors and windows, with weather stripping. Homeowners should inspect their attic and basement for leaks and seal them with sealants such as caulk.
- Using a programmable thermostat to control the temperature in the home. This device will help save on the energy bill by automatically lowering the temperature during the night or when the occupants leave the home.
Conserve Heat and Stay Warm Safely while Avoiding Fire Hazards
Winter is also the time to be more cautious about fire hazards. When using appliances to conserve heat and stay warm, stay safe and avoid fire hazards. The PuroClean team is ready to provide professional restoration services to any property affected by fire, water, or mould damage. Check out our website to connect with your local office today!