Winterizing Your Home
Here are some Winterizing your home tips which can save you a good deal of money. During the winter time any openings or cracks in the upper portion of your house will release the warm air out of your home. At the same time any small opening or crack in the lower portion of your home will let in cold air from the outside. This is called the Chimney effect. This has two serious consequences. First of all you are losing the air you have spent money to heat and secondly, the air that leaves your home is taking much of the humidity with it. The problem with low humidity in your home during the winter, is that it will feel colder to you. The reason for this is that when the air is dry, any moisture on your body will quickly evaporate which is a natural cooling system for your skin.
There are a few important areas to look at when winterizing your house. The most significant is
because windows are where we lose most of the heat from our homes. Probably the second most important consideration is
on the exterior of our home. If they are fitting poorly, they can allow drafts into the home.
Then we need to look at other
problem areas such as electrical boxes for plug receptacles, around venting pipes for leaks.
If you use a furnace to heat your home.
is very beneficial
To get the best from your heating system during the winter months.
These are some winterizing tips that can be done inexpensively, they will save you money on energy costs and add to the level of comfort in your home.
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