Now that you’re in the thick of winter, you might be wondering how you can stay warm and cozy while also keeping your environmental impact in mind. Here at Brock Builders, we’re back with some more eco-friendly tips on how to stay warm this winter.
Cover Any Windows
One of the best ways to keep your house warm is to make sure that your windows are covered with thick blinds or curtains. You can also buy special thermal curtains that are designed specifically for maintaining internal temperatures in your home.
Utilize Area Rugs
If you have hardwood floors or tile throughout your home, utilizing area rugs can be a great way to keep your feet warm and cozy throughout the winter months. Make sure to consider some of the most environmentally friendly rug materials as well: wool, cotton, jute, hemp, and bamboo (to name a few).
Keep Doors Closed
If you don’t always use certain rooms in your home (such as a guest room or an office), make sure to keep it closed when it is not in use. This will more effectively distribute the heat throughout the parts of your home where needed, and avoid overheating the unused parts of your home and thereby wasting energy.
Install a Fireplace
If you’re considering home renovations in Asheville, you may want to consider adding a fireplace to your home if there isn’t one already. It does get cold here in the winter months, and a fireplace is a great way to stay cozy with natural resources in the wintertime.
Embrace the Blanket
You can never have too many blankets, especially when it’s cold. Consider keeping your thermostat a bit cooler and bundling up instead. The earth and your wallet will thank you.
Brock Builders – Your Eco Friendly Custom Home Builders
Here at Brock Builders we’re passionate about keeping you and the environment happy. We’d love to consult with you on any environmental changes you’d like to make in your home, renovations, custom home builds, and more!