Sure, it gets chilly come autumn, but winter is when temperatures begin to dip. In fall, we’re increasingly reluctant to open the window for fresh air, but soon you’ll be rushing into your home before the arctic chill has a chance to get inside.
Is your home ready for getting cozy this winter? Read on for a few tips that will help you prepare your home for the upcoming winter.
Modern Insulated Windows
Historically, windows are the weak points that allow cold air to infiltrate a home’s insulation. Modern experts like Golden Windows have advanced systems designed to keep the cold air outside and your heating bills low.
If you have old drafty windows, it’s worth the upfront investment to replace them because you’ll save money in utilities over time. Energy-efficient windows come in many styles:
- Bay and Bow Windows
Windows are meant to let in the light and keep out the cold. Upgrade yours to get ready for winter. Look for a business that has operated in your locale for decades, takes pride in their workmanship and installations, and has all kinds of window options from wood, vinyl to aluminum.
Give your home a facelift and keep it fortified against the cold by buying modern, energy-efficient windows.
Spin the Fan the Other Way
You may be surprised to hear, but ceiling fans don’t only cool you down in summer — they can warm you up in winter, too. If you set the fan to spin at a low speed counter-clockwise, in the opposite direction that it normally spins, it will create an updraft that pulls the cold air up to the ceiling.
Ceiling fans in winter raise the home’s overall temperature by evenly distributing the warm from your heat source, whether it’s a fireplace, central heat, space heater, or something else. Turn your ceiling fan the other way, and reduce your utility bills by as much as 15%.
Eat and Drink for the Season
You’ll feel warmer inside your home if you have warm food and drinks in your system. Eating and drinking seasonal food go right to your core.
If you’re new to cooking, don’t be scared to dive right in and explore making wintry dishes like soups, stews, or hearty dishes like meatloaf. Foods like butternut squash, lentils, cabbage, and even beef feel fitting to eat this time of year.
There are no shortages of dishes and recipes to check out. Don’t be shy about making winter drinks, from fun ones for the kids like cocoa or hot chocolate, or cocktails for the adults. Make your drinks and winter food tasty, healthy when possible, and always warming.
The time for snow is just around the corner, so now is the perfect opportunity to brace your home for the cold. You’ll be ready after you get modern energy-efficient windows, learn to use your ceiling fan wisely, and get a few recipes handy for seasonal food and drinks.