The start to the first week of school brought cooler, fall-like temperatures and dreary, grey skies.
With the upcoming fall season, you may be looking for some tips on how to ensure your home is nice and toasty this fall and this winter.
We’ve put together some simple tips for keeping your home warm as the fall weather approaches.
Use Curtains to Your Advantage
One easy tip to help keep your home warm is to use curtains to your advantage, in terms of when you have them open. During the day in the fall, having your curtains open will help sunlight filter through, ultimately warming up your home.
Conversely, closing your curtains during cloudy days or during the evening will help to insulate your home. Buying heavy, insulated curtains also helps keep your home warm and is a relatively inexpensive option.
Cover Up Bare Floorboards
Rugs and blankets can help insulate the flooring and keep your feet warm. As the mornings grow cooler, it’s much nicer to walk on the carpeted floor while getting ready in the morning instead of cool flooring.
Reverse Ceiling Fans
If you have ceiling fans, reverse the motion so that they are moving clockwise. This will help move the warm air downwards where it is needed to keep you warm.
Tin Foil: An Unconventional Use
A handy means of keeping your home warm that you store in your kitchen drawer? Aluminum foil. If you have an external radiator, line some aluminum foil on the wall behind the radiator. The reflective surface will help reflect heat back into the room and prevent heat from escaping.
Remember how hot it would be in your kitchen after baking a fresh batch of cookies in the summer? As delicious as they probably were, you’d find yourself regretting the decision to use the oven when it’s hot outside. When it gets cooler, an oven can be an excellent source of heat to easily warm up your kitchen.
Check For Drafts Near Doors
You can lose a significant amount of heat due to cold air coming in under your door. Draft stoppers are an easy solution to prevent cold air from filtering into your home, or you may need a new door.
Replace Your Windows Before it Gets Cold
If you find your home is consistently drafty, you may need a window replacement. Feeling a draft can be caused by a number of issues, including poor installation, faulty seals, or dated windows. Having a draft in your home caused by worn windows can cause your HVAC system to work twice as hard to keep up with the fluctuating temperatures.
If your windows are the source of the frigid temperatures in your home, you’ll want to have your windows replaced. Kempenfelt Windows and Doors has been serving Barrie and surrounding areas for over 25 years. From the first phone call to installation, we ensure that you receive excellent customer service from start to finish.
To find out more about the process, give us a call at 1-800-841-7469 or send us a message online.