As winter approaches, many of us make a lot of changes. We change our wardrobe, change how we drive, and change the activities we do on a day to day basis. But in addition to these changes, there are also some changes and upgrades you can make around the home to get ready for winter.
With that in mind, this article is going to go over some upgrades you should make to make winters more enjoyable in your home.
Improve Your Heating
One thing you should always do before winter is to make sure your heating system is in good shape. If your furnace isn’t working, the wintertime can be incredibly cold and uncomfortable. Always test and make sure your system works, and call in a pro to inspect and maintain your system to keep it in great shape for as long as possible. Of course, you want to choose the right company to work with. Be sure to check out Morris Jenkins or another high-quality reputable company to make sure everything is done by the book.
Fix Air Leaks
Air leaks and gaps in the exterior of your home can unfortunately let in a lot of cold air in the winter, which can make your home quite frigid. Not only that, but these leaks will force your furnace to work harder than it needs, which can drive up your energy bill and reduce the lifespan of the furnace. Before the weather cools off, make an effort to find and fill/fix all of the air leaks. They can be anywhere, but are most often found around windows and doors.
Change Out Your Bedding
Another simple thing to do once winter hits is to change out your bedding. In the summer, many of us have lighter sheets and less layers as overheating during the night is never fun. But once winter comes around, bringing out the larger comforters or duvets, and the heavier fabric, ensures you don’t get cold and makes the space look cozier.
Adding some thicker bedding also allows you to turn down your thermostat at night, to save money. There is no reason to heat your home the same at night that you do during the day, as you won’t even be awake to enjoy the heat.
Bring in Some Plants and Flowers
There is something very cheerful and happy about plants and flowers. They smell great, can give a boost to our mental health, and improve the aesthetics of any room. With all of the outdoor plants and flowers gone during the winter, there is no better time to introduce some plants and flowers into your home.
There are many benefits of indoor plants, and they are easily and affordably found just about anywhere. Finding some that you love, or that match your decor, should be easy and can make your home much more comfortable during winter.
Protect Your Pipes
If winters get very cold where you live, there is a chance that your water pipes can freeze. This can lead to pipes bursting, getting damaged, or leaking, which can be very expensive to fix and can make a huge mess. As a result, you need to do all you can to prevent frozen pipes by protecting them. You should consider insulating them or wrapping them, to make sure they never get to the point of freezing.
In conclusion, making these simple upgrades in and around your home can ensure it is a comfortable and enjoyable place to be, all winter long.