While Nevada winters aren’t nearly as cold as those in the Midwest or north, they can still be quite chilly. When you are used to warmer temperatures from the summer, it can be hard to transition even to something mildly cooler. Before winter hits full force, you might want to transition your house into some warmer things so that you can get the warmth you need once the cool weather arrives. Here are a few things to consider, including replacement windows in Henderson, NV.
Add Area Rugs
Hardwood, linoleum, and tile floors can feel rather chilly in the winter. Especially when you first wake up and your toes hit the floor for that first time in the morning. Adding a few area rugs can help your floors retain heat and your toes feel warmer. Add some small rugs to stand on in the kitchen. Put a carpet runner down the hall. Place a fuzzy rug by the side of your bed and so on. You can get intriguing designs and colors to add style and give yourself extra warmth as well.
Insulate The Attic
While you aren’t going to notice any aesthetic changes in the house, if you put more insulation in your attic (especially if you don’t have enough to be up to current codes), you will notice your home retaining heat easier. You will save money on energy bills and have more warmth in the house without as much effort.
Use The Heat You Create
There are certain things you do in the house that heat things up and you can use that heat to stay warm. When you bake something in the oven, leave the oven open as it cools down and let the heat you created in there warm the house a bit more. When you take a warm shower, leave the bathroom door open to let the warm air come out into the house. Even little things will warm the rooms up for a little while.
Get Replacement Windows
If your windows are old, they are likely letting cold air in (and your heated air out) during the winter months. Getting new windows will protect your home from the chill in the air the winter will likely bring. You can retain heat in the house and your HVAC system won’t have to work nearly as hard. The new windows will make your home look fresh and new, and feel warmer, too. At the same time, your energy bills will be lower. It’s a good situation all the way around.
If you decide that it’s time for replacement windows in Henderson, NV, and you get them this fall, you are in for a cozy winter with smaller heating bills to boot. Contact the professionals at Master Craftsmen Inc. and we will help you figure out what you need to do to keep your house in good working (and warm) order this winter. Get things installed before winter hits and you will stay nice and warm all season.