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Ways to Heat Your Home Evenly

Thursday, November 21, 2013

During this holiday season you may have a lot of guests at your house. Whether they are staying with you, or just joining your family for dinner, you want to make sure that your house is as comfortable as possible for them. Have you ever noticed or heard complaints that some rooms are glacial while others are scorching? Ideally, temperatures should remain fairly consistent throughout your home. Here are some ways to make sure that it does:
 

Check air vents.

You can use air vents or registers as a way to control the flow of air. If one room usually becomes heated very quickly and gets too hot, you can close that room’s register, which will push the warm air to another room. Also, you could close the vents to rooms you are not using.

 

Windows
Often, older windows have leaks in the frame. If you have drafty windows, you may want to re-caulk to seal the window frame from air leaks. A draft stopper is another good idea.

 

Doors
If you feel drafts around your door doors installing weatherstripping will also help seal air leaks. Draft stoppers can be helpful here as well.

 

Insulation
Not enough insulation in the walls or the attic can cause your home to lose a lot of heat. It is a good idea to check to see if you need to add more insulation to your home.

 

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