Friday, October 6, 2017

5 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Every winter, people predict that *this* will be the coldest winter yet. Of course, we can’t predict what Mother Nature will throw at us, but we CAN predict how we’ll react to it. Your home will inevitably get cold this winter, but with a few quick tips, you can make the most of your heat and help your home stay toasty. The MacGuire Team hopes that your new Colorado Springs home is ready for winter and to keep the warm air in, and we have a few tips to help!

Let In the Light

Make use of that huge ball of fire in the sky and let it heat your home during the day. When the sun comes up, throw open the curtains and make use of that awesome natural heater. Of course, if your windows don’t get much light on some sides of your house, you can keep those curtains closed to keep in the warmth. On the flip side, when it’s night time, you’ll want to close your curtains to help keep in the warm air and block from the cold. You can even put up temporary blankets over doors and windows that don’t have curtains to help keep int he warm air while you’re sleeping.

Examine Your Ceiling Fans

Do you have ceiling fans in your home? You may be missing out on a vital way to keep your home warm without even realizing it. Many fans have a winter setting so that it moves clockwise instead of counter-clockwise. Since heat rises, this will bring the heat back down and circulate it through your room.

Seal Up the Leaks

It seems pretty obvious that your windows and doors will leak cold air, but did you know that there are other culprits as well? Check out our attics, basements where you cement meets the wood frame, and even your kitchen hood vents. There are many spaces in your home that can allow cold air to get in. Caulking will be your best friend when you find these leaks.

Bake Up a Storm

You can find alternate ways to heat your home other than your furnace, and one of the best options is in your kitchen. Winter is such a great time to bake because the oven will help keep your home warm. We aren’t suggesting you keep it on specifically to keep your home warm, and if you have a gas oven you’ll need to use precaution - but it’s certainly an easy way to take the edge off!

Close the Doors

Finally, an easy way to manipulate the heat in your home is to utilize the doors. You can either use them to make rooms warmer or use them to direct the heat to other areas. If you want to make a room warmer, you can close the door overnight and come into a toasty space the next morning! If you don’t use a room often and don’t want to waste your heat on them, you can close the vents and the doors to keep them from getting the heat.

Are You Getting Chilly?

The temperatures are dropping, so there’s no time like the present to start practicing tactics for keeping the hot air in. No matter how new your home is, there are always things you can do to help them be more effective in the way they stay warm. If you are ready to buy a new home in Colorado Springs - our team of real estate agents in Colorado Springs would be honored to help. If you’re considering selling your home this fall, don’t forget that this is the PERFECT time to do that! We would be honored to be your real estate connection in Colorado Springs.


Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793
Mike@BuyWithMike.com

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