26 Dec

3 Tips for Making Home Insulation More Effective

A really easy way to improve your home’s insulation

When the weather turns cold, one of the things you want to do is to give your home’s insulation all the help it can get. Below are three tips that you can use to help your home stay toasty warm this winter.

  1. Find Leaks

During windy or cold days, put the back of your hand around your window frames. This will help you feel for any leaks. Using incense stick smoke is also a good idea. Light the stick and then move it slowly around your windows’ frames to find drafts.

  1. Fix Your Leaks

If you’ve found any leaks, one of the easiest and cheapest was to fix it is to caulk it. Use the caulking and seal the leaky windows’ exterior perimeter. Then seal the cracks in between the wall and interior trim.

You can also buy heavier curtains and hang them in the winter to help with keeping the heat in.

  1. Sealing Doorways

A really easy way to improve your home’s insulation is to seal your exterior door. Below are two tips:

  • Use lengthy weather-stripping pieces to get rid of the gap in between your side jambs and door.
  • Put door sweeps at each exterior door. This will block the cold air from coming in under the doors.

These are three easy ways that you can help your home’s insulation work well and keep your home nice and warm this winter. They will also help your home to be a lot more energy efficient and keep your heating costs down. You may also want to call a professional insulation company to check your home for any problems regarding your insulation.