Keep your house cozy in winter without breaking the bank
With the joy and festivities of the holidays behind us that dreaded cold winter weather is setting in. How to keep warm in winter? Luckily, there are easy ways to keep the house warmer and keep that unpleasant chill from getting to you. Best of all, they will also lower utility costs so that energy bill you have to pay isn’t so unbearable.
Cheap DIY ways to heat a house
Got a gap under your door? Any gap will let in that annoying cold. Make a doorstopper, and slip it under the door. It can be made from some old fabric and stuffing or a piece of pipe insulation. Even some skinny stuffed animal toys will do.
Next are the windows. Insulating windows for winter is easy. Got some bubble wrap laying around? Spray water on the windows, and stick bubble wrap to them, bubble side down. Or use plastic sheeting and a blowdryer. Keep window curtains on the west and south sides of the house open during the day to take advantage of sunshine. At night, close them tight. If your curtains are sheer, buy heavier ones, to keep more heat in and cold out. This will help insulate the house.
Another simple spot is the floor. Cover it with a rug to keep the house warmer. A rug is an easy option for heated floors. As for the ceiling, keep vents covered with plastic sheeting. Got a fireplace going? Cover the back of the fireplace with aluminum foil to keep heat outward instead of escaping up the chimney. Choose fire over portable heaters. The latter can be inefficient and really raise that energy bill.
If you’ve been baking, take advantage of that oven heat. Leave the oven door open after baking so some of that heat comes out and gets the house warmer. Taking a warm bath after baking? Don’t drain the tub until the water has cooled down. That way, it can heat up the bathroom instead of the pipes.
Professional help for a warm, energy efficient house
Maybe after analyzing your home, you see that it needs a lot of work. Omega Construction & Design, Inc. can help. For more than a decade we have been creating and remodeling homes that people will love living in. Our home remodeling contractors can help make your home as warm and cozy as you want, and more energy efficient.
Heat loss is a serious issue in the home. Thirty-five percent of heat leaves through the walls, and 25% leaves through the roof. It’s worth it to hire a home remodeling contractor to make sure the walls and roof are properly insulated. A properly insulated house with the help of a contractor will save you valuable time and money, and you can rest assured knowing we will create for you the best result possible.
Sustainable homes continue to gain widespread attention as people become more environmentally-conscious. Our custom builders and contractors at Omega Construction & Design are experts in this area. Insulation and energy-efficiency are big factors for a sustainable home. Proper insulation keeps heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer. Improper insulation leads to wasted money on air conditioning and heaters. Our experts can install highly effective spray foam insulation in your home. Proper insulation is key for lower utility costs and more money in your pocket. Energy-efficient appliances with a high energy star rating will also save money on the monthly energy bill while also being better for the environment.
Get help now
Make this winter the best winter yet with the help of expert professionals. Omega Construction & Design, Inc. is ready to give you the warm and energy-efficient house of your dreams. Call us today at 850.792.4611 so we can schedule you a project consultation. We look forward to your call!