Weatherizing your home can help you save on your home energy bill, especially in the winter. No one wants to be uncomfortable in their own home. Check out these affordable ways to make your home a bit more comfortable.
Caulking is a popular weatherization method used by most homeowners. It’s a cheap DIY project that’s been around for years. You can caulk around lighting fixtures, window joints, and vents. A home energy inspection can help you determine where you have drafts and the best places to caulk.
Attic Door insulation
If your attic isn’t insulated properly, it could be sucking the heat right out of your home. Heat rises, so if your attic is not insulated, when you crank the heat up, it rises right up to the attic. Heat also goes where it’s needed. If it’s cold, heat will travel to cold spots to warm it up. If you can’t afford to insulate your attic right now, you can just insulate the door to make sure your heat stays in your home and the cold stays in the attic.
Window and Door insulation
Feeling that cold draft this winter? It’s time to replace your windows and door. If you can’t afford to do it now, there’s a cheaper alternative to keep you going until you’re ready for a full replacement.
Are main doors feeling drafty? If you can close your door on a sheet of paper and remove the paper without ripping it, you’re losing heat under your door. Door sweeps can help keep some of that cold air out until you’re ready to replace the door.
Thermal, insulated curtains, can help keep the draft out near your windows. They are lined with various layers, including an outer decorative layer. Most come with a reflective layer to reflect heat back into your home. You can find them in most stores that sell traditional curtains.
These are just a few weatherizing tips to help get you through the winter. If you have other tips, feel free to leave them in the comments!