How can I warm my home in the winter?

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How can I warm my home in the winter?
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  • Pam Payne Pam Payne on Dec 08, 2016
    We use Envi heaters in the dining/living room and my office. They use little energy and while they aren't the kind you can stand near to warm up, they keep the rooms much warmer. In rooms we don't want to heat full-time, we use radiator heaters like the kind you can buy at Walmart for $60. We just turn them on shortly before bedtime. Be sure to seal any drafty spots around windows and doors, and you can also use bubble wrap on the windows to help insulate the room.

  • Nielson Interiors Nielson Interiors on Dec 08, 2016
    Literally or visually? The room is stunning in the horizontal and glass - but it is 'cool' in tone. Try adding a cozy grayed suede throw and 'furry' pillows to warm it up. A few wool pillows look cozy too.

  • We28518635 We28518635 on Dec 09, 2016
    We have 9 rooms we close off the rooms we don*t use by stuffing plastic bags in the vents
    and covering them with heavy tiles;
    All our windows I have hung with quilts on tension rods; Bubble wrap on the windows..
    We bought two electric stoves from Lowes. Our gas bills have shrunk to half.Also
    be sure to seal the doors and windows with the adhesive rubber draft dodgers.
    I made my own with fleece "snakes" filled with sand or rice.
    Hope this helps

  • Tess van Dijk Tess van Dijk on Dec 09, 2016
    I would turn on an electric blanket before going to bed and enjoy the crispness of a beautiful bedroom. Also if needed use window shrink wrap coverings. They are so invisiable that it wont show in your design.

  • Mary Adair Mary Adair on Dec 09, 2016
    Put plastic over all your windows. That is what I do and it sure helps a lot.

  • Ann Smitt Ann Smitt on Dec 10, 2016
    Stunning room. Change the curtains out for winter. Make or buy thermal lined drapes. Also make sure your windows are caulked and insulated. A faux fur throw for the end of the bed and high end Portuguese flannel sheets will warm up the room. Your room looks like a picture from HOUR or House Beautiful Magazine. A lovely place to come home to at the end of a busy day.

  • Mary Mary on Dec 10, 2016
    Great ideas all around. We have a corn stove which is the same as a pellet stove. It heats the whole house (2200 sq ft.) for the price of a bushel of corn @ 4.00 a day. It's warm and wonderful. They are zero clearance (2" to the outside wall) and have many safety features. Also, the plastic idea is a good one. If your windows are drafty, they will stop that and you won't see them as they tighten up and are clear (with a hair drier).

  • B J  Alexis B J Alexis on Dec 10, 2016
    The general rule for large rooms is to use a space heater for the specific area you most use, Turning up the furnace is a waste of resources, place "draft dodgers" at the bottom of doors leading to the outside and at windows that let in cold. Close your bedroom door at night to keep the heat in, place plastic caps on unused electrical outlets if cold air is coming in. Heavier drapes help and keep window shades closed, unless it is sunny during the day, to reduce the amount of cold in rooms.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 10, 2016
    Insulate the ceiling and walls.

  • Ski13871806 Ski13871806 on Dec 10, 2016
    I put my heavy sleeping bag on the bed in the winter too.

  • Brenda Brenda on Dec 10, 2016
    a Pleasant Hearth dual vent gas fireplace heats most of our 2,000 square ft home with 10 ft ceilings and does an awesome job. It is not supposed to use over 90 gals of gas per 30 days even running full blast 24/7.

  • Ljgordon Ljgordon on Dec 10, 2016
    Where do you live? The answer may make a difference.

  • Yel9288462 Yel9288462 on Dec 11, 2016
    Ceiling fans have a switch on them that allow you to bring the warm air down from the ceiling in the winter, and cold air up across the ceiling and down the walls in the hotter months. They do work well at a low end cost.

  • Inetia Inetia on Dec 11, 2016
    Close off rooms you don't use. If you have central air find a way to redirect the heat to the rooms you do use. Find a highly efficient space heater (google it) to use where you spend your time. If the thermostat is in that room it should prevent the heat from turning on. Ceiling fans on low reverse will push warm air back down. Adding moisture to the air will make it feel warmer. A cool air essential oil diffuser with automatic shutoff will give you a worry-free way to add moisture with the option of adding mood lifting and healing aromatherapy. Cover windows with heavy mill plastic. Depending on the size you can do this with tension curtain rods. Hang tight weave blankets if the lack of light is of no consequence. If you want the light you can add blankets after dark. Seal any leaks from windows, doors, electric outlets and under sinks. If you have a clothes dryer google 'indoor dryer vent.' But research this to make sure it's for you. It's adds moist heat and could create mold growth.

  • Cai10934783 Cai10934783 on Dec 12, 2016
    Visually warm up any space with luscious, rich colors.

    • Brenda Brenda on Dec 12, 2016
      I agree. Closing off rooms does not work according to my furnace company.

  • Mizzhoneysuckle Mizzhoneysuckle on Dec 12, 2016
    Adding some pillows and throws in warm colors of red, orange, and yellow will add some visual warmth to the room. You decorated with a lot of neutral tones, and by adding the warm colors will aid in offsetting the "winter blues." Also, I am in agreement with the thermal lined drapery for the room. You have large windows, which let in a lot of light, but could be letting in cold.

  • Sandy Mahar Sandy Mahar on Dec 13, 2016
    Might want to add some warm colors like pops of red in curtains or pillows or throws. It looks cold with the way U decorated it. Beautiful but feels cold.

  • Jodi Pco Jodi Pco on Dec 13, 2016
    Move the warm air to the rooms you want by taping off the vents in the less desirable rooms. I use electric blankets to off set the cooler bedrooms. Nothing is nicer than snuggling into a bed that is preheated. The cats like it too. >^..^

  • Bob Bob on Dec 13, 2016
    Put heavy drapes over your curtains and doors,heat reflective if possible. In your beds put a fleece or a cheap duvet under your bottom bed sheet and, before you go to bed, put a hot water bottle into each bed being used.
    Insulate your roof space with more than the recommended thickness or "R" value if you can insulate the outside of your walls it`s worth it . Both the roofspace and outside you can do yourself . warm colours make any room warm psycologically a false flame effect in a fire place somehow tricks the brain into thinking the room is warm.

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Dec 13, 2016
    A teakettle on your wood burner or kitchen stove adds moisture and humidity is known for making it feel warmer.

  • Mcastler Mcastler on Dec 14, 2016
    Share your thoughts!

  • Renata Renata on Dec 15, 2016
    Try turning on the heat. lol

  • Chr4787838 Chr4787838 on Dec 15, 2016
    You can purchase a Comfort Zone Digital Infrared Quartz heater for about 100 dollars. They are temperature controlled, have a timer and are very safe to use. This and some of the other tips may be what you need. To be warm and comfy this winter.

  • Mary Mary on Dec 17, 2016
    If you are talking décor warmer earth tones are good, if you are talking heat ceiling fans in rooms with the doors open keep the air circulating and less cold spots. Fans on low with the setting blowing down draws the eat off the ceiling and back into the room. This does not really increase your electric bill it may lower it because the finance wont work as hard. This works well for AC reverse the fans in the summer

  • John White John White on Jun 12, 2018
    If you want to make warm your house in winters then you should follow these steps:

    • Use your curtains that absorb heat from sun and make most of it
    • You should use timers on your central heating units.
    • Move your sofa
    • Maximize your insulation
    • Wrap up warm
    • Turn down the dial
    • Blocked all of the draughts
    • Must install a thermostatic radiator valve
    • You should upgrade your boiler
    • Reflect the heat

    If you want to know more heating ideas to keep your home warm then contact your local heating service or you can also call us (949)-716-8379 at or visit us.