My Southern bones weren’t made for cold, cold winters. Thankfully I’ve learned a few ways over the years to make our house more comfortable on the inside without driving up our energy bills!
Spending a little money upfront (and I’m talking about a little!) could save you big monies on heating your home this winter! But really all year long too! My first summer in my first house with old windows, I installed The Duck Brand’s window film on all of my windows. I literally saw my cooling bill drop each month they were installed. Like the cost of cooling my home was melting off the page!
**I partnered with Duck Brand to share these tips. All opinions are my own.**
Hot Tip #1
Well, the cost savings can be just as dramatic in winter! Especially if you’re in a cold climate. So that’s why installing their Max Strength
® Rolled Window Kit is my first tip to weatherize your home! All you need is a pair of scissors and a hairdryer. Yes, a hair dryer! Ha!
The kit comes with everything else you need. That’s simplicity I can appreciate too! Less items on your list at the store!
For around $6 a window, you can functionally turn your old, single-pane windows into insulated windows and eliminate drafts! I mean if that doesn’t make you excited, then you must not be a 35 year old millennial like myself.🤣
Hot Tip #2
Another easy spot to check and insulate is under your exterior doors. If your doors are a few years old, it’s likely the seal on the bottom is worn enough to allow cold outside air, bugs and even water into your home! The best part though? The fix is SO simple! A Rubber Door Bottom from The Duck Brand* is self-adhesive and can be cut to size with scissors.
Hot Tip #3
I learned about Socket Sealers* about the same time I installed window film for the first time all those years ago! Again, a simple way to add insulation and block drafts. Simply unscrew the cover for the outlets on exterior walls and pop on a Socket Sealer. Reinstall the cover and now your outlet (and light switches!) has a blanket to keep that cold air out this winter!
Hot Tip #4
This tip won’t directly save you money, but it’s one I love nonetheless…put a rug on it! If you have cold, hard floors, add accent and area rugs throughout your home to keep your feet more warm and comfortable. An just maybe you’ll be so much more comfortable, you can turn down that thermostat and then the savings can kick in!
Links to a few of my favorite rugs below:
Girls’ Bedroom Rug* (Light Blue option)
Clara’s Nursery Rug* (We’ve had this one for 10 years!)
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea