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Top Tips to Keep Your Home Warm during Freezing Weather

Top Tips to Keep Your Home Warm and Safe During Freezing Weather

An arctic blast is circling the country this December. Many issues can arise when temperatures reach subzero or even below freezing.

Your real estate is your investment. You must take precautions to stay warm and protect your home this winter.

Here are the top tips to keep your home warm during freezing temperatures:

Turn Down Thermostat

It may sound counterintuitive but lowering your thermostat will prevent your heater from overworking. If you see your thermostat is struggling to reach the temperature set, lower it a few.

The higher the number set does not change the heat being produced if it cannot reach that temperature. You will still stay warm and prevent an issue with your heater or boiler.

Block Drafts

Drafts can be terrible during subzero temperatures. Many options of draft stoppers are available for both windows and doors.

Plug and block any leaks to help keep the heat inside. Be sure to check for:

  • Cracks
  • Leaks
  • Tears
  • Openings to the outdoors

Utilize heavy curtains and blinds to help keep the warmth from leaking outside.

Get Space Heaters

Extra heating sources are crucial during freezing temperatures. Multiple heaters are available that can best fit your heating needs.

Whole room heat options can be utilized in the form of a convection heater with a fan. They can easily be moved from room to room depending on where you need the heat the most. Radiant or infrared heaters use light waves that do not use a fan yet radiate warmth throughout.

Dress Accordingly

Although inside, it is best to keep limbs covered. The most important body parts are your head and feet.

Although there is a misconception that you lose the majority of heat through your head—which is untrue—your head is typically not covered when inside. Covering your head can insulate your body more than without a head covering.

Keep Water Flowing

Inside, keep your faucets on a mere drip. Any flow of water can prevent frigid temperatures from freezing your pipes.

Outside, guard and protect your water valves. Immediately shut off any water supply to the outdoors to prevent the water pipes from freezing—and bursting.

Stock Up

Stock up on essentials for your home this winter. Cans of soup and hot tea can quickly raise your body temperature and keep you warm.

Bottled water, other canned goods, non-perishable food items, fire extinguishers, and a car with a full tank of gas are a necessity. You need to be prepared for the worst.

Bottom Line

With climate change drastically altering weather patterns, we can expect this winter to have record-breaking temperatures. Keeping your home protected helps keep you and your investments warm.

Taking care of your home is the best way to keep your home in good shape for the years to come. These tips will keep the cold out and keep you warm inside.

Have a happy holiday season from Navigo Homes!

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