Many of us think of summer as the ultimate time to upgrade our homes but the truth is there is no better time than winter to knock out those tough projects. So stop binge watching netflix, roll up those sleeves and put on some sweet tunes because here are 7 projects you can do inside this winter.
1. Insulate your home!
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Depending on what type of heat you have, re insulating your home can save as much as $600 dollars yearly, considering the average cost of installation only runs around $1500 you could save thousands over the life time of your home!
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2.Install Thick curtains.
One of the main ways to protect your house from losing heat is through the windows. Curtains with a thermal lining are a relatively cheap option “The thicker the better,” according to Archna Luthra, consumer analyst at moneysavingexpert.com. If you don’t want to splash out on new curtains you can line them yourself with materials like cheap fleece, you can even use PVC shower curtains. And it’s not just windows that can have curtains. Placing a curtain in front of doors to the outside adds another layer of protection. And it doesn’t even need to be a curtain. Old rugs, tarps, bedsheets can all add an extra layer of protection from the elements.
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4. Move furniture away from vents.
Many people unknowingly cover or block vents throughout there homes. Use this winter as a time to check the placement of furniture, rugs, and other objects to ensure you are getting good airflow and the most bang for you buck.
5. Install a programmable thermostat.
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This will keep your bill low, and your efficiency high. Instead of having to manually fiddle with your thermostat every time you leave the house or every time you come back home, This Old House recommends programming your thermostat for the following temps/times during the week if your house is empty during the day (they also recommend setting the thermostat to 55 degrees when you go on vacation for a few days or more):
• 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. = 68 degrees
• 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. = 60 degrees
• 5:30 to 11 p.m. = 68 degrees
• 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. = 60 degrees
6. Close off unused rooms.
This will not only prevent any drafts, but will help keep the heat you’ve already generated in the rooms you need.
7. Add another layer to your floor (rugs).
In addition to improving the rooms aesthetics rugs can also help lower you heating bill! Floors account for as much as 10 percent of heat loss if they’re not insulated, according to the National Energy Foundation, adding a rug can keep cool air from seeping up into the room, and your toes will definitely thank you.
So there you have it, 7 projects you can take on this winter to improve your home. If you need a helping hand this winter call the pros at K&P Roofing, Siding, and Home Improvement and start taking control of your home today!
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