It’s the most wonderful time of the year?
We hope so. But it’s also the busiest. Family visits, holiday parties, shopping for gifts. Every day.
And it’s getting colder. And colder.
So what are you going to do about your cold house? About your rising utility bills?
Here are some tips. If you want help implementing any of them, give us a call.
1. Invest in Smart Thermostats
Thermostats regulate your home’s internal temperature and those that are easily programmable allow your house to run at a constant internal temperature. This keeps your house energy-efficient and, thus, cost-efficient.
Best practice? Set your smart thermostat to a lower temperature during the day (when away from home) and programming it to gradually increase in temperature as night falls. This ensures that heat is only being utilized when necessary and that your loved ones are protected from winter’s harsh conditions.
2. Utilize Drapery
Not all home improvements involve tools or equipment. In this case, it might only involve changing up your decor. Window shades and draperies can have a big influence on how your home retains heat.
Opening up the drapery and window shades during the day can help heat your home at no additional costs, while closing them at night can reduce the amount of windchill you feel inside.
3. Inspect Ductwork
Another important area that you may be losing heat rapidly is your ductwork. It’s safe to say that inspecting this area of your home is quite as simple as adjusting curtains, but just as important to your family’s comfort.
Ductwork containing gaps or holes in the sheet metal could lead to a significant rate of air escape and explain lack of heat in different areas of your home. Cameron Home Insulation can help you ensure that the exposed ductwork in your basement and attic is professionally sealed.
4. Install Home Insulation
While the methods above will help improve the level of comfort in your home this holiday season, installing insulation is the most effective way to keep your home warm for years to come.
Simply put, insulation is the material that forms a barrier between the interior of your home from the cold temperatures outside by sealing the cracks, gaps, and empty space behind walls. Learn more about home insulation here.
Our professionals at Cameron Home Insulation are dedicated to helping you see just how good your home can feel. In fact, we care so much about your comfort that we want to schedule your FREE insulation quote today.