It’s official: winter is finally here. There are many things you can do to warm up your home this winter and Half Price Drapes is here to start you off with seven options.
1. Invest in a down filled comforter
Down keeps you warm by trapping body heat between its fluffs, which creates a re-generating source of heat that keeps you warm throughout the night. You can choose from different weight levels and even options that give you two different zones for those who have a partner that has a different sleep temperature preference.
2. Use a humidifier
Winter air is dry, which can lower the humidity in your home to 10%. This is much lower than the ideal of 30% – 40%. The right humidity levels offer extra warmth and can reduce allergens, prevent furniture from being damaged, and prevent static electricity.
3. Adjust your ceiling fans
Most of the time, ceiling fans spin to pull air up toward the ceiling. However, you can adjust them to push the rising heat back toward your living space. This can reduce your energy costs by as much as 10%.
4. Pay attention to drafty areas
On a windy day, light a candle and move it around the frame of your windows and doors. If the smoke moves, then you know you have a draft spot. Paintable caulk will fill these drafts on the inside, and silicone caulk works outside. You can also grab some weatherstrips available at most any home improvement store.
5. Upgrade your draperies
Most windows allow some amount of air in. Some draperies have no linings at all, which can be perfect in the summer but suboptimal in the winter. Custom drapes can be made with linings, or blackout curtains are a great choice as well. They’ll prevent hot air from getting out and cool air from getting in.
6. Cover bare floors with rugs
There’s no question that rugs will feel warmer on your feet than tile or wood does, but they are also a natural insulator. They’re hypoallergenic, very durable, and offer additional moisture. For areas that don’t have wall to wall carpeting, investing in a few rugs can make all the difference.
Half Price Drapes wants every customer to stay warm and cozy this winter season. Check out our latest sales on curtains, blinds, accessories, and more!