How to Keep Your House Warm If You Don’t Have Central Heating

How to Keep Your House Warm If You Don’t Have Central Heating
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    If he hasn't already knocked on your door, Jack Frost is just around the corner, and temperatures are only continuing to decline.

    It's about that time of year when people start cranking up their central heating systems to stay warm.

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If you don’t have a central heating system, you’re likely preparing to bundle up in blankets and trying to find ways to distract yourself from the sound of your teeth chattering. However, there’s no reason why you should suffer through another cold winter. Here are some of our best tips on how to keep your house warm if you don’t have central heating.

Insulate your home

Insulation is key to keeping your house warm during the colder months of the year. By insulating your home, you can prevent warm air from escaping out of your home and avoid letting cold air in.

Areas that are especially important to insulate include your windows, doors, and attic, as air commonly escapes from these regions.

Install a mini split system

Installing a central heating system in your home is typically a very costly and invasive process that can take several weeks to complete.

As such, it’s often not an appealing option for many homeowners. For an effective alternative to a traditional central heating system, consider installing a mini split.

Mini split systems work similarly to traditional heating systems, except they don’t require any ductwork. Instead, they individually heat each room in which they’re installed. They can be installed in as little as one day for a far lower price than the cost of a traditional heating system.

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Lay down some rugs

Rugs provide simple solutions to the challenge of keeping your house warm without central heating. By simply laying down a few rugs, you can prevent heat from escaping your home through the floors. Plus, rugs will help keep your feet warm by preventing you from having to walk on freezing-cold flooring.

Use your curtains

To prevent air from escaping through your windows without investing in insulation, simply close your curtains at night. Doing so will provide an extra line of defense between your home and the windows, where air commonly escapes. To make this tip especially effective, consider getting insulated curtains.

Conversely, open your curtains on particularly sunny days. This will allow the sun’s rays to naturally heat up your home. Just make sure to close them again when the sun goes down.

other valuable tips:

Block your chimney

Chimneys are notorious for letting warm air escape your home. If your fireplace serves more of an aesthetic purpose in your home rather than a functional one, or if you don’t typically use your chimney, consider blocking it up. Doing so will help insulate your home and keep it warm and toasty.

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