Winter is fast approaching – is your home prepared for the cold?
Here are 5 simple tips to help keep your home warmer during the winter:
1. Replace air filters in your central heating system. A clean filter will reduce dust and the amount of energy it takes for your heater to work efficiently.
2. Close off unused space. Are there rooms in your house that you rarely use? Close them off to reduce heat loss and ensure heat is concentrated in areas of your home where you spend the most time.
3. Let the sun shine! Leave your curtains and blinds open during the day to allow the sun’s natural heat to help warm to your home.
4. Seal your doors and windows. Check the frames around all doors and windows in your house to make sure they are properly sealed. If they aren’t, install weather stripping or door sweeps to keep cold air from sneaking in.
5. Add extra insulation. Insulating areas of the home like the basement, attic, and garage will increase the warmth and heat retention in your home. These projects may be a bit costly upfront, but will provide great benefits in the long run.
Insulating Your Garage
The garage can account for up to 30% of a house, often making it the largest opening to your home. This large opening allows cold air to easily flow in and get trapped, often filtering through the entry door and the ceiling into various areas of your house. An insulated garage door can have a big impact in keeping your garage and the rest of your house warm. When choosing an insulated door, make sure to look for a high R-value, which indicates the energy efficiency of the door.
For more information on Amarr Garage Doors and to learn more about energy efficiency related to the garage, visit www.amarr.com.