With the fast approaching winter, you must be seriously thinking about how to keep your house warm and of course also save some money in the process. If your home is poorly insulated, you could end up spending thousands on energy bills this winter.
Unlike during summer when air conditioning becomes a practical necessity, throughout the chilly winter there are several tricks on how to keep your house warm without having to crank up that heater.
Remember our ancestors did not allow themselves to freeze to death and they invented lots of viable ways of keeping warm in winter at no cost or very little cost. We can learn from them and also do much more today.
Here are 10 ways on how to stay warm in the winter.
Rising warm air inside your home pulls in cool air through any gaps from the outside. This will generate negative pressure within the lower levels of your house which will act like a powerful suction cup due to the escaping warm air that needs to be replaced. Effectively, this pulls into the house cool air, obviously chilling it even more.
As a strategy towards keeping your home warm in winter, it will be necessary to seal all those gaps causing the draught. The main culprits are gaps from windows and doors. They may appear to be unimportant and very small leaks, but they definitely can make a huge difference, particularly when these get multiplied across your home.
For your doors, you could try and make a ‘door snake‘, although if the door is used frequently, that can be inconvenient. Additionally, get ‘door sweeps‘ for sealing gaps at the bottom of the door. For any gaps on the door or window sides, weather stripping may be of help.
Don’t forget that there could also be other air leaks beyond doors and windows. When thinking about how to keep warm in winter, also consider leaks in the attics, basement and even in your kitchen hood vents.