In long winter months, room heating is a necessity for a long period. While heating and cooling is important for your survival, if the system is not efficient or if the energy escapes outside through windows, open doors or any openings, then lot of energy is wasted in the whole process. Energy escaping through various loopholes, it is not just waste of energy but draining your hard-earned money out of the wallet all because of the energy bills you get at the end of the day. It means you are paying for the extra energy that you have not even used. It is possible to prevent the loss of energy by implementing some simple home insulation methods. What is better, when you can Do it all by yourself. Read the following lines for some DIY tips on home insulation.
Make windows energy efficient
You can replace your old window frames with vinyl plastic frames and get the panes insulated. This is one of the best ways to make windows energy efficient. Some frames also have the additional foam plastic for increased insulation. It can be done DIY way with the help of simple tools. Another simple DIY method to insulate your old windows is to install plastic film on the windowpanes.
Close those cheating drafts
Even a closed door can leak energy. Look out for drafts in doorframes or window frames and seal them with caulks, which are available in stores. You get both plastic based and silicone based caulks.
Get the switches too insulated
Switches too can leak out energy. Insulating switches is easy. Just seal the holes with plate seals. All you have do is to remove the cover plate and let the seal be placed before replacing the cover.
Attics are places, which have lot of potential for energy loss. You can easily insulate the attics all by yourself.
Even if the space between the bottom of the door and the floor is very less, it is enough for air to escape. Close this space by placing old clothes. Tie some pieces into a bundle and place them at the bottom of the door.
The chimney of the fireplace
If you aren’t using the fireplace, then close the outlet of the chimney. This will help save energy. Don’t worry, Santa will always find a way to your home even if the chimney outlet is sealed!
The basic idea is to look out for any small openings or spaces that can let out air. Seal all those openings even the small ones using adhesive tape, old clothes or any other such idea that you can think of.
With efficient and simple DIY home insulation, it is possible to save money and energy for a long time.