3 Tips To Help Keep The Cold Out This Winter

Posted on: 24 November 2018

With winter comes the coldest weather your family will experience all year. But with proper insulation and an efficient HVAC system, it's possible to weather the cold and make it through till next spring. To that end, here are a few tips on how you can provide insulation for your home as the mercury begins to drop on the thermometer.

Check Your Windows and Doors

A drafty window is a great way to sabotage all of your heating system's hard work. Cold air will be able to penetrate the house while heated air leaks out. Start every winter by inspecting each of your windows for a draft. If you discover one, it might be time for a quick fix with some caulk if not a complete replacement.

While your at it, take some time to inspect multiple doors throughout your home. Specifically, check the weatherstripping under your front and back doors as well as your garage door. Weatherstripping that has seen better days will not provide a tight seal and will allow the cold air to come right through.

Install Heavier Curtains

You know those lightweight and breezy curtains you installed last summer? It's time to put them into storage and put up another kind of curtain that can provide your family with some protection from the cold. Even if you already fixed every drafty window in the house, it's natural for the area right next to the window to feel just a little bit chilly and a heavy curtain can still help you keep warm air in and cold air out.

Hire an Insulation Contractor

For best results this winter, consider hiring a professional contractor who specializes in home insulation. This contractor can conduct a full inspection of every part of your house, paying special attention to the attic and any other known problem areas that can cause the warm air from your heating system to escape. 

Bring the contractor in at the start of winter to make any needed repairs, and you'll likely discover that your heating bill is significantly lower this year. Going forward, continue to get your home's insulation checked at least once a year to help provide ongoing savings and comfort.

If you want to keep the cold out this winter, you can start by inspecting key areas throughout your home that are known to cause problems with cold air leaking in. Contact one of your local insulation contractors today for more tips and best practices.