Winter is coming, and with it comes cold houses. From drafts to poor insulation to cold hard surfaces, keeping a house comfortably and consistently heated can be a challenge.
Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to heat a house for any budget and need.
From oil-heated furnaces to simple treatments such as rugs and replacing weatherstripping, we’ve got you covered with this handy guide.
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Check for Cracks
One of the biggest losses of heat inside your home is cracks and weak points in doors and windows.
Weatherstripping on doors loses efficiency over time and eventually cracks and decays, causing precious heat to leach out into the cold winter air.
Houses shifting over time can also lead to doors and windows not sitting entirely flush.
Make sure to check around your home for drafts of air around windows, doors, ducts, and other openings that connect to