Don't Blame It On The Weather Man If You Haven't Weatherproofed!

It doesn’t matter whether it’s the winter or the summer months, you need to think ahead when it comes to the comfort of your home. The temperature outside your home doesn’t always match the inside of your home, but that just means that you have to look at the ways that you can protect your home against the elements. The whole game is to stop the elements from affecting the inside of your home and if you’ve properly sealed your home against the elements, you can prevent that from happening.

A house that is leaking heat is one that isn’t energy efficient. Everyone is on the bandwagon of energy consumption and how it affects the planet – as well they should be – and you will end up spending far more money on your energy bills if your house is leaking heat. It also puts stress on the environment if you’re not looking at how you can be more conservative about your energy use. The few steps below can help you to save the planet while saving money on your utility bills all at the same time.

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The Outside. You can check out this site for information on board and batten to install on the outside of your home. This can protect the walls of your home from the harshness of the rain and wind and provide insulation to the house. While you’re out there, think about installing storm windows correctly and make sure that they’re in good repair. Caulk around older windows and make sure that all the windows actually close correctly.

Shades. You may have shades and drapes inside the house, but you need to install honeycomb cellular shades to the window. It doesn’t just keep drafts out from the window, but from around the edges, too. Opening them in the day allows the sun to warm the house but at night, keeping them closed can keep the chill out.

Draft Excluders. Doors aren’t exempt from your weatherproofing efforts, so start buying in some draft excluders to go around the edge of the external doors in the home. This video here can teach you how to make one for yourself.

Weatherstrip. Sealing gaps around the house is important if you want to have a warmer house that saves you money on your bills. It doesn’t take much and this guide to weatherstripping is everything that you need to know about it.

Thermostat. The one thing that you need from your thermostat is the fact you can programme it.
You may not have a smart home, where you can programme your thermostat with your smartphone,
but that doesn’t mean you can’t set the temperature to the time on your clock.

The house that you live in relies on you to ensure that you don’t get flooded when it rains or
frozen windows when it snows. Look after the outside of your home, and you can reap the
benefits on the inside of it, too.

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