Winter usually means increased electricity bill due to heaters. However, there are many ways to keep your home warm and toasty without going broke and without having to do renovations. Check out our list below.

  1. Block the Wind
    Blocking wind is the first step to getting warm, as Winter drafts can drop the temperature by up to 100% or more. If you live in a structure, this means making sure your doors and windows are sealed to prevent air leaks. The same applies to vehicle dwellers. Check for air leaks around any door, and seal any window cracks.
  2. Turn your fan around
    During the summer, ceiling fans cool a room by spinning counterclockwise to push air down, creating a mild breeze that can magically mop your sweaty brow. During the winter, you can tweak your ceiling fan to make your place warmer by switching the direction it spins.
  3. Add Insulation
    Insulated walls and windows are pretty standard nowadays, but if you have an older home, you may need to add some insulation.
  4. Candles
    It’s a good idea to have a lot of candles in your home. Not only do they provide light and heat, candles add ambience to your home with a variety of shapes, colors, and aromas.
  5. Pull the curtains
    Windows can be a big source of heat loss in the winter, but the curtains you pull for privacy can do double duty by keeping the cold from creeping in. Just make sure you aren’t blocking out the incoming warmth of the sun.

With a little resourcefulness and a positive attitude, you can stay warm at home without having to exert a lot of effort.