You don’t need to spend on fancy tech to keep warm. All the suggestions given below are easy and affordable.
Curtains are the easiest way to keep your home warm. The best options would have thermal linings. The thicker the curtains, the more heat would be trapped. If you want, you can place curtains on doors too.
The drapes you have may be thin, so they could let heat escape. You might not be able to purchase new ones. Do you have any thick fleeces around the house? Improvise by placing them over windows and doors.
Don’t close the drapes all day. Keep them open when the sun is out. Your house would feel warmer for free.
Place heat-reflective tin foil behind your radiator. Instead of heat escaping through the walls, it would bounce back into the room.
Heat reflective foil will cost around $10. If you can’t find it at the shops, high-quality kitchen foil would work. Just know that it wouldn’t be as effective as its reflective counterparts.
While on the topic of preventing the warmth from your radiator escaping, you should not place furniture near it. They might trap heat.
Close any unused rooms. Cold air from the rooms would not be able to travel throughout the house. Keeping the spaces closed also means that any heat you’ve generated would be confined to a smaller area.
Your windows might need to go. Choose replacements that have thick glass. They’ll provide good insulation.
Replacement windows aren’t expensive, as you don’t need a new frame. A lot of work wouldn’t be needed to install them either. Just make sure you work with the right shop. The windows you pick up might need to be replaced soon otherwise. Well-known names like Canadian Choice Windows & Doors in Toronto promise quality.
Canadian Choice Windows & Doors in Newmarket are known for their wide product selection. Windows come in all kinds of styles and sizes. Purchase ones that would improve curb appeal.
Your chimney may be the biggest reason your house is so cold. The heat from the inside could be lost through the open fireplace. What would help is a chimney balloon. It’s not expensive, just $20.
The balloon is made from a special laminate. It would act as an obstruction for heat escaping or cold air that’s coming in. Just remember not to start a fire while it’s still inside.
Insulate Your Floor
The floorboards in your home may have cracks. If you don’t place carpet, warmth would be lost. Carpets would not only keep you warm, but your floors would be protected too. You might have placed expensive timber floors on your property. The worst thing that could happen is damaging them.
An added benefit is that thick wall-to-wall carpets would keep your feet cozy.
You can do a lot of things to keep warm. The easiest would be to place heat-reflective tin foil behind your radiator.