Brr, it’s cold outside! Instead of piling yet another blanket on top of yourself while you sit on the couch, try experimenting with other ways of staying warm this winter. Here are some of our favorite simple ways to stay warm without spending a lot of money.
Invest in New Curtains
Thick curtains designed for the winter months will do a great job at trapping heat inside of your home and preventing traditional heat loss through the windows. If you purchase curtains with a quality thermal lining, you will save much more money than you spent. If you can’t afford to get new thermal curtains, you can always use shower curtains or even inexpensive fleece blankets to block out some of the cold.
Let the Sun In
It’s a good idea to leave the curtains open during the day to let some warmth in and close them once the sun goes down. The sun is a free and powerful source of warmth, so don’t be afraid to use it!
Look for Small Drafts
Drafts can come from anywhere in your home, whether it’s underneath your door, underneath your window, or even through your letter box or doggie door. You should make an effort to block off every possible draft area inside of your home. A small draft can have a huge impact on your entire home, so being picky and precise can be a great thing.
Clear Around Your Vents
Is your couch sitting right in front of one of your vents? You’re wasting heat every day! You should always avoid putting furniture or any objects in front of radiators or vents. You’ll be paying a premium to heat up furniture instead of heat up your home.
Cover Up Bare Spots
Wooden flooring is beautiful throughout the year, but it can be cold underfoot during the winter. To lock in heat on the floor, use throw rugs or carpeting to warm up the room. If you aren’t a big fan of how your floor looks covered up, remember that you can roll the rugs up the moment the thermometer starts to rise.
Keep Your Home Warm with Jim Amos Contracting
Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time and on budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!