Stay Warm This Winter (Without Turning up the Heat)

Winter is here in central Texas! You may be looking for ways to save on your energy bill without sacrificing comfort. We have some tips that can help you stay warm and cozy, starting at just $0!

Feet in front of a fireplace on a winter's day. Text reads "Tips to Stay Warm This Winter"

  1. Use Your Home’s Natural Heat

Take advantage of activities that naturally produce heat, like cooking in the oven or showering! Don’t run your kitchen or bathroom vent fans during or after these times either. This will help keep the hot air circulating in your home.

  1. Insulate Your Home

Insulation makes sure your home stays hot in the winter and cool in the summer. While making sure your home has adequate insulation is the best way to address insulation issues there are some quicker fixes you can make. Check for drafts around windows, doors, and outlets. If you find a draft you can fix these issues with weather stripping or caulk.

  1. Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Did you know that your ceiling fans are supposed to turn counter-clockwise in the winter? You’ll need to check your fan’s manufacturer instructions to do this. Once you do, the reverse flow will force hot air back down into the room, helping you stay cozy! Just don’t forget to switch the rotation back after winter!

  1. Get a New Roof

While the most costly option on this list, a new roof is the most effective! Your roof is the best defense against weather and this includes chilly winter weather. An older roof may have trouble keeping up with the fluctuations in temperature we see in central Texas. And much like the rest of your home, your roof and attic should have the proper amount of insulation. A new roof can even offer energy efficient options, saving you even more money!

If you’re ready to save money on your energy bill this winter and into 2019 and beyond, consider a new roof from Kanga Roof Austin. Our experienced team can help you choose the most energy efficient options and get you a new roof you’ll love. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation!