It can be hard to keep your house warm in the winter without cranking up the thermostat. But fortunately, there are many tricks and life hacks that can help you save energy and stay warm. In addition to investing in window film, here are some tips for heating up your home this winter.
Nearly all houses in the Maryland area are built with insulation in the walls. The insulation helps control the temperature of the house by sealing against the outside with layers of batting, usually made of fiberglass. But the same principles of insulation can also work inside your house. Windows and doors are key areas where heat is lost because they directly open to the outside. But you can cover these areas to help increase the insulation. For the door, you should consider door curtains, and of course, you can also add curtains to your windows as well as insulating window film. Even your interior walls can have added insulation by hanging posters, paintings, and tapestries.
Something as simple as adjusting the placement of the furniture in your room can make your home feel warmer. Generally, you will feel warmer the closer you are to the center of a room. Try moving furniture that is against the wall towards the middle of the room, so that you will not be as close to the colder exterior walls. Also, since heat rises, you may notice that your upstairs will get a lot hotter than your downstairs when you turn on the thermostat. You could consider temporarily placing your main living spaces upstairs, where you can spend most of your time.
If you have a fireplace, then that is a big benefit in the winter. But, depending on the type of fireplace you have, you might not use it as much because it feels like a hassle. There are a couple ways to make your fireplace safe and easier to use. Make sure that you have your gas fireplace inspected if you haven’t used it in a while, and have a smoke detector that can also detect carbon monoxide working nearby. For wood-burning fireplaces, you should also have your chimney cleaned to prevent a house fire. Lastly, add a safety screen to your fireplace so that it will make it easier for everyone to enjoy without getting too close.
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