6 Tips to Stay Warm in Your New Home

Moving in the winterBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

In the event you moved to your new residence in Colorado Springs in the summer, this is the first-time spending the winter months there. It is best that you should look for ways that will help keep your home comfortable and also at the same time help you save money. As a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we have assisted a lot of people move into all types of houses. Therefore, we've put together some pointers that will not simply ensure that your house is energy efficient but will also allow you to stay warm and comfortable during the entire winter time.
 

1. REPAIRING DRAFTY AND LEAKY WINDOWS

Windows tend to be the principal cause of heat loss and drafts specifically for vintage homes. In the event that storm windows are available, make certain that they are well installed and they can fully close without any difficulty. Utilize silicone caulk to seal off crevices and gaps. Remove ac units in the windows because the vents on the AC will allow cold air in your home. Through the use of weather stripping to the wooden windows, you'll help seal off the holes that happen to be in between the sill and the bottom of the window frame.

Older 1-pane windows could possibly be causing decrease in warmth from your home. Yet, plastic sheets or window treatments can help reduce heat loss. You should make sure that the sheeting is air tight and lower shades during the night in order to maintain warm air inside the house. Additionally it is important for you to open the window treatments during the day to benefit from the passive solar energy.

2. DEAL WITH DRAFTY DOORS

It is necessary for you to ensure that all your doors shut fully and also there isn't any disparity between the frame and the door. You can determine if there are drafts simply by moving a lit candle around the doorway frame to see if it flickers. In the event it flickers, that's a distinct indicator that you have drafts. You'll be able to patch the drafts applying silicone caulk or weather stripping.

3. ADDING INSULATION TO THE ATTIC

By insulating attics, you will lower the amount of heat lost through the roof. This could make certain you continually feel warm and comfy. Even though installing insulation could be a little costly, it'll have a great return on your investment.

4. INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT

A thermostat will assure your home is always energy efficient by keeping the bills low. If you put in a programmable thermostat, you don't need to physically set the temperature you find appropriate any time you go out and whenever you get home. The thermostat adjusts your house's temperature instantly therefore offering utmost comfort when the house is occupied. It's also possible to set the thermostat to decrease your home's temperature any time no one is in the home.

5. INSULATE OUTLETS

It is simple for someone to ignore outlets and light switches when they're weatherproofing their new house. Electric outlets are basically holes in the walls and so they might be a reason for heat loss from your home or cold drafts, and that's why you need to check them. Hence, you need to ensure that they are insulated. Insulation kits utilized on electrical outlets and light switches are pre-cut foam insulators which may be fixed behind the wall or switch plates. You may also decide to trim your own insulator foam but be sure that the foam is fire resistant to avoid electrical fires.

6. UTILIZE A WATER HEATER BLANKET

A water heater blanket is actually a blanket installed around your water heater to help prevent heat loss hence assisting you to save money on the energy bills. Additionally, it ensures that the water heater keeps a consistent temperature.

If you are looking for additional resources on what to do when you move to a new home, get a hold of A-1 Freeman Moving Group, your local moving company in Colorado Springs.

 

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