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Preparing your Home for Winter

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With winter coming you may find yourself desperate to keep your home warm and lower quickly raising heating bills. With some simple home winterization supplies and tips you can make a big cut in your heating bill. We hope that you enjoy this Preparing your home for winter post.

Preparing your home for winter

Seal Windows

One of the first steps to getting your home ready for winter is to seal all windows and gaps using weather stripping. Cover all windows with sheets of thin clear plastic to create a full seal all the way around. This will help to stop cold air from leaking into your home by creating a bubble of air insulation. You can find kits containing shrink film and double-sided tape to make this process easy.

Seal Doors

Repair the seal around your door to block drafts. Doors are one of the most common places you will find drafts in your home. Add weather stripping and a silicone draft blocker around your door to stop drafts and create that allow cold to seep into your home and the heat to flow out. You can also put draft stoppers at all doors and large windows.

Insulate Pipes

Insulate your pipes to keep them from freezing when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Turn off your outdoor spigot from the inside shut off valve. Add insulation to cold water pipes to prevent them from freezing and to your hot water pipes to allow the water to stay warmer lowering the cost of heating water.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

One simple and effective way to winterize your home is to upgrade your thermostat to one that uses wifi. This allows you to adjust your thermostat from anywhere in the world. Additionally, these thermometers can be set it to follow a schedule that is specific to the needs of your home. We love our Nest Thermostat because it allows to maximize every penny we spend heating and cooling our home. Once you are done with the upgrade, figure out a comfortable home winter temperature (we set our thermostat to 65-67 degrees) for you and your family.

Do More

Line hard floors with rugs to help keep them warm on your feet and stop the cold floor from radiating cold from the basement or crawlspace into your home.

Close off unused rooms and close the heater vent. This will save you money by allowing you to not heat rooms no one is using. We love these magnetic vent closures and have them in every room. We also use blackout curtains in every room which not only help with light but they are fabulous about keeping the cold out in the winter.

Remember to Winterize those windows and winterize the doors as well. We hope that you are inspired by this How to prepare your home for winter post. We wish you success at keeping your home warm in the winter!

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