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Blog
11/11/2019
During this time of year, keeping warm at home can be an expensive necessity. To make sure this isn't the case, Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA will share tips on how to keep warm effectively.

When the cold winter winds hit, you want to stay safeguarded and warm in your home. However, keeping a warm home isn't always easy. For one, it can be very expensive and energy consuming. This is especially true when you consider that there can be a lot of gateways through which the heat may be escaping your house and where the cold may be coming inside. To ensure you keep your house as warm as possible in an effective manner to remain safe from the cold, read and follow the tips in the post below.

Remember that you can maintain your home in mint condition with professional property restoration in Richmond, VA. Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 to learn more about their services.

How to Keep Your Home Warm

Get Rid of Cracks, Gaps, and Holes

As mentioned above, there are gateways through which the heat can escape and the cold can make its way into your home. Cracks, gaps, and holes on doors, ceilings, floors, and windows, can be making it hard to keep you and your family toasty and warm. Not only that, but said gateways can be making you waste more energy and money. Seal all of them to ensure you can be more in control of the temperature in your home.

Cover the Windows With Thick Drapes

Even if you've sealed all of the holes and gaps on your windows, you will feel some coldness coming through the glass in them. To make sure that this situation won't ruin your home's temperature, it's recommended that you cover the windows with thick drapes. Closing them will help you create a barrier that the cold winds won't be able to filtrate.

Maximize the Sunlight

The previous tip is ideal for those cold winter nights. However, during the sunny days, you should do the opposite: try to take full advantage of the sunlight that comes in through the windows. To that end, you should wash your windows thoroughly, open up those thick drapes, and use reflective surfaces to make the most out of the light and the heat it brings with it.

Keep Your Carpeted Floors in Mint Shape

If you have carpeted floors, you can thank your lucky stars, as they will help you regulate the temperature of your home, since they will absorb some of the cold air. However, for them to provide this awesome service, they need to be in mint shape. Vacuum them thoroughly and regularly, and deep clean them every so often, to keep them flawless, sanitary, and good as new for years to come.

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Install a Second Window Pane

Something you may want to consider to insulate your home and keep it warm during the winter weather is double glazing it. This basically means that you install a second window pane. This will make it more difficult for the cold to get through, not to mention, it will also make your home safer and more tranquil. Just know that this is an investment, so think about your budget before going for it.

Line the Attic

Another method that could cost a pretty penny upfront, but that can actually save you money in the long run, is that of lining the attic. Basically, this involves adding a layer of fiberglass wool to the ceiling. This will help you regulate the temperature of your home a lot more effectively. Again, make sure it fits into your budget before you go for it.

Let the Hot Air Circulate

Heat is a precious resource in your home during this time of year. This is why, if you have a fireplace, a space heater, or another source of heat, you need to make the most out of it. For that reason, you need to move any furniture or obstacles that could be getting in the way of the hot air and keeping it from circulating through the place.

Close and Open Doors as Needed

Last but not least, you need to close and open doors strategically. As mentioned, heat is a precious resource, so close the doors when you want the heat to remain in one spot, and open them when you need the heat to travel through your home. This way, you won't waste any energy.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 to get the professional assistance you need in property restoration in Richmond, VA.