6 Tips to Stay Warm in Your New Home
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
1. FIXING DRAFTY AND LEAKY WINDOWS
Home windows are probably the principal cause of heat loss and drafts particularly for vintage residences. When storm windows are on hand, ensure that they're well installed and they can totally shut without having difficulty. Make use of silicone caulk to seal crevices and spaces. Remove ac units in the windows because the air vents on the AC will let frigid air into your home. By making use of weather stripping to the wooden windows, you will help seal off the gaps that are between the sill and the bottom part of the window frame.
Older 1-pane windows might be causing reduction of temperature from your home. Yet, plastic sheets or window shades can help minimize heat loss. You should make sure that the sheeting is air tight and bring down shades overnight in order to maintain heat inside the house. It is also important that you open the window shades in the daytime to benefit from the indirect warmth from the sun.
2. FIX DRAFTY DOORS
It is important for you to ensure that all your doors shut fully and that there isn't any gap between the frame and the door. You can determine if there are drafts by just moving a lit candle about the door frame to determine if it flickers. If it flickers, that's a distinct sign that you've got drafts. You can patch the drafts making use of silicone caulk or weather stripping.
3. ADDING INSULATION IN THE ATTIC
Simply by insulating attics, you can lower the quantity of heat lost from the roof. This could make certain you always feel snug and comfy. Even though incorporating insulation can be somewhat pricey, it's going to have a fantastic return on investment.
4. USE A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
A thermostat will ensure your house is always energy efficient by keeping the bills low. When you install a programmable thermostat, there is no need to personally set the temperature you find suitable each time you leave the house and when you get back home. The thermostat changes your home's temperature instantly therefore supplying utmost comfort if the house is occupied. It's also possible to set the thermostat to decrease your house's temperature when nobody is in the home.
5. INSULATE OUTLETS
It is simple for someone to disregard outlets and light switches if they're weatherproofing their new residence. Electrical outlets are essentially holes in the walls and they might be a source of heat loss from your home or frigid drafts, and that's why you have to look at them. Consequently, you ought to make sure that they are insulated. Insulation kits utilized on electric outlets and light switches are pre-cut foam insulators that can be fixed behind the wall or switch plates. You may also choose to cut your own insulator foam however ensure that the foam is fire retardant to avoid electrical fires.
6. USE A WATER HEATER BLANKET
A water heater blanket is basically a blanket installed around your water heater to help minimize heat loss thus allowing you to save money on the energy bills. In addition, it helps to ensure that the water heater retains a constant temperature.
If you are looking for further resources on what to do after you move to a new residence, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group, your local moving company in Little Rock.
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