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3 Inexpensive Things You Can Do To Keep Your House Warm

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As it gets colder outside, many people are wondering what they can do to keep their houses warm without spending a ton of money. If you are not careful, you can easily overspend on heating your house, and your utility bills can become massive during the winter. Here are some simple things you can do at your home to stay warm without spending a lot of money.

1. Seal The Windows

One of the main reasons that your house is so cold is because the windows are no longer insulating the house like they should be. The windows do more than just let in light, they help to insulate the house, and good windows will seal the opening so that no air can pass through. Unfortunately, over time the windows become less effective, so if you live in an older house or a house with old windows, you will have a problem with keeping the heat in.

Ideally, you should replace the windows so that they are double paned and fit the opening properly, but that is expensive and beyond many people's budget. So instead, try using saran wrap and tape it around the window. You can buy special wrap at the home improvement store, or you can use painters tape and kitchen wrap. The goal is to seal in all the air that passes through the window.

2. Close The Doors and Only Use A Couple Rooms

Another easy way to save money on heating is to not heat the whole house. Many people only use a couple rooms in their house, but they heat the entire building. The more space you have to heat, the more money you will spend. This is why you should close the doors to the unused rooms during the day, and stay in the main area of the house. That way the heater only has to heat the main room, rather than everything.

3. Use Towels To Cover The Doors

Lastly, the doors can let air in and out of the house. You can put new weather stripping on the doors, but this can be expensive, so instead, take towels, roll them up and place them at the foot of the door. This will stop the air from moving through the base of the door. And do your best to minimize opening and closing the door throughout the day.

By doing these simple and inexpensive things, you can save money on heating your home. To learn more, speak with a business like Lakeside Heating & A/C Inc.