Home Improvement Tips for Staying Warm this Winter

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Winter is coming. And if predictions hold true, we can expect our fair share of snow and chilly days in the coming months. Cold temps and snowfall can wreak havoc on our plans – and moods – but they’re also tough on our utility bills. From ceiling fan hacks to installing new vinyl siding, Blue Springs Siding explains how you can keep your home cozy and warm on even the coldest days in Liberty, MO.

Mind the Gaps

Air leaks are a major source of heat loss. Whether you call on a professional energy auditor or do it yourself, checking for gaps and other heat loss sources can save you money and create a warmer environment this fall and winter. Common spots for air leaks include areas around fireplaces, doors, and windows. Caulk or otherwise seal these areas, and make sure they’ve been properly installed.

Winterproof Your Exterior

You may not think of the cold-weather months as the perfect time to repair or install vinyl siding. But properly maintained siding in this sturdy, weather-resistant material protects your home from the elements and helps insulate it against the cold. Windows are another major line of defense. You may need new installations if the following signs occur:

  • Drafts
  • Cracks
  • Frosting
  • Difficulty opening or closing
  • Window cranks are hard to operate
  • Signs of wear on sills, frames or jambs

Skip the plastic film this year, and enjoy the warmth of draft-free, energy-efficient windows for years to come with our lifetime warranty.

Easy Home Heating Hacks

Harness the sun’s heating power by opening curtains to let the warmth and light in during the daytime. Be mindful of where the sun is shining, and close your curtains as the sun sets to ward off drafts. Reverse the direction of ceiling fans to redistribute warm air into your home; you’ll find the switch on the fan’s base, near the ceiling. Keep your fireplace damper closed when not in use to prevent heat loss and install a blower to heat the room more efficiently.

From expert window installation to opening your curtains to let the sun in, there are plenty of ways to stay warm this winter. For help with bigger projects like replacing your vinyl siding or windows, contact Blue Springs Siding. We help homeowners in and around Liberty, MO protect their homes and stay comfortable all year round.