Stay Warm This Winter – Here’s How

It’s January – which means it can get COLD in Virginia! This Winter, we have already experienced a crazy amount of snow, with just one snowfall so far in December (although a new snow threat looms for this coming weekend). Here are four tips to help you and your home stay warm in the midst of Winter.

  1. Reverse your ceiling fan. Instead of turning your ceiling fans completely off, flip the switch to reverse them and let them run! This will circulate the warm air in your home and push it downward.
  2. Air seal your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less.
  3. Look into insulating options. Spray foam in your basement, crawl space, or attic is a great solution to keep the cold air out in the Winter. Plus, you’ll be planning ahead – spray foam keeps your home cooler in the Summer time as well.
  4. Dine in as often as you can. Not only will you save money by doing this, but you can actually warm your home by cracking the oven door after making your meals.

If you have any questions about the insulation process that we use, or you’d like to get a free quote for your home, visit www.creativeconservation.com!

 

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