Baby, it’s cold outside. But it doesn’t have to be cold inside. Heating costs can make winter one of the most expensive seasons. The good news is that there are plenty of affordable ways you can defend your home from Jack Frost while keeping your stylish decor.
Try these 8 home improvement hacks to keep your home looking and feeling good:
1. Keep costs down with a toasty shower.
Nobody wants to take a cold shower in the winter. Updating your shower head to be more energy-efficient can reduce your home water consumption and save you money.
2. Lay down rugs for your cold feet.
Heat can escape through your bare floors so laying down a rug can remedy that. Your feet will thank you when they don’t step on cold floors first thing in the morning.
3. Break out the blankets.
The fleece blankets, the wool blankets, you name it. Not only can blankets keep you warm, but they can be a great stylistic addition to a living room.
4. Light up a few (or many) candles.
You don’t even have to bake cookies to get the scent – although it might make you crave some. Besides their aroma, candles can keep a room toasty while serving as a light source.
5. Stop the draft!
A draft stopper will keep cold air from finding its way through the cracks at the bottom of your door. It can also complement other colors in the room and add some more personality.
6. Consider insulated curtains to keep cold air out.
The cold can creep in through a number of places, but windows are common offenders. Have you been eyeing new curtains for a while? Now’s the time to invest in some that can keep your house warm.
7. Add floor or table lamps as an alternative to overhead lighting.
Lamps are a great way to add personality to your living room or bedroom while keeping them toasty. Bonus: If you’re already snug in bed for the night, reading or browsing Facebook on your phone, you won’t have to get up to turn out the light. Use LED lightbulbs to further cut down your energy bill.
8. Call the professionals.
A home energy assessment can give you insight into your home’s problem areas. The $149 investment is valued at over $1,500 in energy-efficient products and services – not to mention the savings you’ll get after you complete your assessment. Air sealing is included with the assessment and is completed same day, give you a warmer, cozier home instantly.
These simple solutions can help you have a warmer winter on a budget. To learn more about what we can do to make your home toastier and more energy efficient, contact our energy professionals today.Return to Blog