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Home Improvement  /  January 19, 2018

4 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Warmer This Winter

This winter, the last thing you want is to go home to a cold house. Insulating your home for the winter may seem challenging, but there are some simple ways you can make your home a warmer place for your family.

In this post, Handyman Connection of Matthews lists four ways you can increase your home’s heat efficiency.

1. Reduce Drafts

Although easier said than done, a surefire way to increase the heat in your home is to reduce drafts. Double draft stoppers are an effective albeit temporary solution to drafty doors and windows. They’re cheap, too; you can find them at less than $10 a piece. For a more permanent solution, you’ll want to replace your old, worn out doors and windows with new ones.

2. Plug the Outlets!

As strange as it sounds, cold air does come in through your electric outlets – especially if they sit on exterior walls. Thankfully, addressing this is rather easy as all you need to do is to plug them with foam outlet or switch inserts. These prevent cold air from coming in and so help insulate your room.

3. Invest in Natural Light

The sky may be full of clouds, but light can actually still pass through them. This winter, you’ll want to make the most out of the natural sunlight your home gets. During the morning and midday, pull your curtains open and let the light in.

4. Insulate the Basement and Attic

The best way to prevent cold air from getting into your home is to stop it where they enters – the basement and the attic. Filling both locations with insulation is ideal though in most cases, only the roof needs insulating. Avoid compacting the insulation though. What you want is the thickness of the insulation to naturally settle and stop cold air from seeping.

Handyman Connection of Matthews can help you improve your home’s heat efficiency. Call us today at (704) 255-5626 or fill out our form to learn more about our home remodeling services.

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