The falling leaves, steadily dropping night’s temperature- all these things suggest that the winter has come knocking the doors. It’s the time to gear up for the winters so; that this time the comfort level at home is even better than the previous year. Changing season and normal wear tear can erode elements of your home; therefore, winterizing the house is crucial and should be done well before commencing of the snowfall. You got to get all the new and updated wintry elements to counter the chilly winds.
But, winterizing your home is not like buying a candy in the market; it requires a massive budget, and this takes a big slice out of your salary. Luckily, there are some easy ways to winterize your home.
There are many ways to winterizing the house which costs peanuts.
Eliminate the Air Leaks in the house
One of the major factors which make you pay heavily as energy bills is the air Leaks in your house. There are several reasons for it; one may be poor plaster finishing in the home. Unknowingly, you waste a lot of money (unnecessary running the central heating system) because of these air leaks- make most of the central heating system’s output. How to know a house or room has air leakages. Simply, place candles in certain areas of the house susceptible to air leaks, if the flames movers, get ready there is an air leak that should be sealed. A typical caulk gun will costs you somewhere around $10 to $20 dollars and a rube of caulk is available just for $ 5 to $10 dollars. Caulk is not the only medicine to air leaks; there are many other ways to seal it down. For windows, a window insulation kit is always a great investment which is capable of sealing holes in the windows for just $15 dollars. Fiberglass insulation and weatherstrip tape are equally good and wallet-friendly to winterizing your home. These above options are easy to find in any brick and mortar hardware outlet.
In-house Humidifier Options
Even, through we all want to enjoy winter in a warm “cozy” environment sitting in front of the television when it snows outside, but still it’s not a sensible to use the humidifier continuously. The humidifier can cost hundreds of dollars; it’s an expensive affair-beyond the reach of middle-class. However, this doesn’t mean you should give away your pursuit to enjoying a warm evening with family at home. Opt for alternates, and one of the popular methods is a stove-top humidifier, it’s really simple. Firstly, add a lemon to the pot of hot water and put it on the stove, and enjoy the warm weather inside .Moreover, this method will also spread an awakening aroma throughout the house. Got worried! About the energy cost which will be incurred due to the energy consumed by the stove, there is a solution to this also- add the element moisture to your house by leaving water bowls throughout the house and, this moisture, in turn, will keep your house warm.
Another cost effective way to keep homes warm in winters is by using hot bottles which are available in the market. You can also be bit tech savvy by opting for the electric blanket, electric hot bottles, etc. Simply, lay a few hot bottles in your blanket at bedtime for a warm night and sound sleep.
Avoid old tradition method of fire
Some home still prefers the old school way of keeping themselves warm during the winters. The direct wood fire heating is not good for your health and the environment. Instead, there are many other inexpensive ways to obtain heat, like the chimney sweeps.
Here are some tips to maximize your fireplace:
Close all the doors and the windows of your house
You can also make use of clockwise ceiling fans to spread the heat evenly through your house
Orange peel to keep yourself warm
The orange peel possesses an oil-rich which can fuel the fire for long, simply dry the orange peels for some days (also available in this form) to lit up the fire with environment-friendly substances. The smell is also great!
Keep Roof Cables from Freezing
After the climate outside is fine after snowing heavily last night, rush quickly to de-ice the cables on your roof with an ice defrosting kit, this also prevents roof damages, and allows gutters from flowingly smoothly.
Seal the garage
While you are outside defrosting the ice, lock all the doors of your garage to prevent any damage to your property due to the extreme weather outside. You wouldn’t want your active or car to become a victim of a falling tree or some other mishappening.
River Pebble Boot Tray to eliminate Unnecessary Moisture
The amount of cold moisture that every house poses during the winter season is really supervising. Nearly, every time you walk into the house barefoot you feel that the floor is wet and cold. To overcome the unnecessary moisture use a pebble boot tray, this is a budget-friendly item.