If your home isn’t as energy efficient as you’d like it to be, you’ll certainly notice it in the winter months. Here are a few tips to keep your home toasty this holiday and winter season.
Doors are notorious for letting in cold air, so consider covering doors with long curtains to eliminate heat loss. If the bottom sill is the issue, invest in a draft-minimizing foot stop.
It might seem obvious, but keep curtains open during the day to allow sunshine to naturally heat rooms, and close them at night to reduce heat loss through the glass and sills.
Wooden Screens or Blinds
If you have wooden screens or blinds on your windows, now is the time to close them.
Solid brick walls are excellent insulators by themselves, but if you cover your walls with framed pictures or mirrors, they can actually help conduct energy. Tapestries, fabric wall coverings, and bookshelves filled with books are even better.
Your personal comfort and warmth can feel different depending on where you’re located in a room, even though the air temperature is the same. You’ll feel a lot warmer if you’re positioned in the center of the room rather than near an exterior wall, so try to place furniture accordingly.