2014 January

How to keep your home warmer, on these cold Manitoba days.

Posted by | Tips to help you through Manitoba Winters | No Comments

1. Make sure all of your windows and doors are closed securely. 

  • Keep your windows air- tight. If you are find that a lot of cold air is coming in your windows, you may want to consider removable caulking, or at least stuffing a towel in the noticeable areas.
  • You may need to replace weather stripping on doors to keep wind and snow from sneaking in under the door.

rsz_image_copy_92.  Open blinds when the sun is shinning. It may feel like its always dark in Manitoba, but Winnipeg has an average of 316 days of sun.

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3. Close off all unused rooms. No need to heat rooms in your house you don’t use, it may make Manitoba Hydro happy, but you’ll be feeling it in your wallet.

  • Close registers, in rooms that are not being used .
  • Check registers in rooms that are in use, often a rug or dirty laundry can be blocking a vent.

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4. Light candles. They heat more then you think, and if you don’t believe me, try it. Its a cheap experiment.

rsz_image_copy_115. (Last, but not least) Bake cookies! Your oven will help to warm your house, and dry the air.

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Keep warm!

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