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Prepare For Winter With These Tips



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When the weather turns cold outside, you can stay warmer indoors by taking a few steps to make your home a little cozier. Many of these methods don’t require a lot of time or extra money and can make a huge difference. Here are a few of the best ways to keep your home warmer during the winter.


Don’t Block Out Sunlight

Even though you may be tempted to block out the gloomy outdoor conditions, you should still allow sunlight to filter into your home throughout the day. Sunlight during the winter may be limited, but allowing just a small amount to shine into your home can make your living environment a little more comfortable. 



It would be wise to double-check all windows to make sure that no curtains, blind or shutters are obstructing sunlight.

Invest in a Chimney Balloon
Chimney balloons are devices that can prevent cold drafts from coming into your home. These devices are also designed to keep energy from escaping through your chimney. 

You can install the balloon into your chimney’s shaft and inflate it with a few puffs of air into the attached tube. Chimney balloons come in different sizes in order to fit all types of chimney shafts.

Install Insulation Material

If you get your electricity through Palmco or another energy provider, you can save money on your electrical bills by putting in insulation foam. You can purchase rolls of insulation foam or try using spray foam. This foam should be installed in areas around your home such as your attic and basement walls. This insulation can keep warm air in and cold air out of your home and often has an opposite effect when outdoor temperatures begin to rise.

Clear Vents

Furniture and other objects that are placed too close to vents can limit the distribution of heat throughout your home. Vents should also be cleared of dirt, dust and debris that can hamper the performance of your heater and potentially pose a fire hazard.

Taking these measures can keep the temperatures inside your home warmer when winter arrives. It doesn’t take a lot of expertise to warm your home, and you may even be able to save money on energy bills if you know the proper methods.

This was a sponsored post for which I was compensated.
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  1. Great post to cool us down! Great ideas and tips. Have a good Thursday.

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  4. That is a beautiful home that you show. I will be looking forward to a few snow flakes and cooler/colder weather. I have had it with the heat and humidity.
    All good ideas that you shared too.
    Charlotte

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  5. Your photo reminds me of Christmas in July...I'm still not ready for snow though, way too much last year! ;)

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  6. I love that top picture and can't wait for snow :)

    Thanks for the tips :)

    xo

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  7. Please check the second reply. Either I am missing something or it needs to be removed.

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  8. I'm so wanting winter to set in...cooler temps, snow, hot chocolate! Have I mentioned I'm a fall and winter person?? :-)

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