When you move into a new home, you want to be sure that it is as comfortable as possible. This includes taking steps to ensure that your home stays warm and cozy all winter long. Taking extra steps to keep your home warm will also help you to keep your energy bills as low as possible, saving you money and helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly. Get to know some of the ways that you can make sure that your new home stays warm this winter and begin the process of implementing these changes.
Replace Drafty or Older Windows
During the winter, the air that leaks through your windows can be especially noticeable and problematic. If you purchased an older home, you may have windows that have leaks or gaps that have developed over time as the house has shifted and settled and materials have expanded and shrunk with the seasons. Newer homes can also have this issue, though not quite as often.
Additionally, if your windows are made of single-pane glass rather than double- or triple-pane glass, you have windows that are far less effective than the options that have multiple panes. This is due to the fact that multiple layers of glass help to trap air from permeating through the windows and therefore, prevent energy transfer.
Replacing any of your windows that seem to have air leakage or are clearly older, single pane glass can make a dramatic difference in your home. You will have noticeably warmer rooms and will have lower energy bills that you would otherwise. If you replace all of the windows in your home with new energy efficient windows, you will achieve the biggest results. Consider contacting a local window replacement service, such as Bob's Construction Inc.
Cover Those Windows With Thick, Thermal Curtains
In addition to replacing problematic windows with newer, more energy efficient windows, you will want to cover those windows with thick, thermal curtains to further prevent energy transfer. The curtains you choose will serve as a form of extra insulation for your windows and your home in general. You may want to choose curtains that are certified to be energy efficient and thermal.
If you also like to have natural light in your home during the day, you may want to layer sets of curtains together so that you have various options for curtain placement throughout the winter months. Sheers or other thin curtains under your thermal curtains will help with this and still provide some energy protection when your thermal curtains are open.
Now that you have a few ideas of how to make sure your new home stays as warm as possible this winter, you can get your home winterized and ready to be comfortably warm all season long.Share