It's the first day of winter and the cold weather has arrived.
Fortunately, there are some simple ways to winter-proof your home by keeping the cold out and sealing in the warmth, including sealing windows and doors, closing blinds and adding insulation. They not only help you stay warm, but can also save you money in energy costs.
What are your tips for keeping your house warm this winter and your energy bills as low as possible?
Please add them by replying below.
Insulation is so important. Makes a huge difference.
A much more simple tip is just keeping a rug or two or a doona on the couch for when watching TV. I get cold when I'm not moving around the house, but being able to huddle under a rug stops the temptation of turning up the heating too high.
Yes, I'm sure I've said it before here but don't forget the simple draught stopper or door snake. They really can make a difference to the temperature of a room.
You might also want to get your windows sealed @Sporky.
People also use ceiling fans in reverse mode in winter to push warm air around the house.
Pretty easy @Sporky. You just use foam weather strips to stop the cold air from coming in between the window and the frame.
If your windows don't open then you're all good @Sporky. There's no gap to seal.
Do your windows have curtains or blinds? That's the other element to consider for keeping the room warm.