Weatherizing for Winter and Keeping Warm

Weatherizing for Winter and Keeping Warm

Lindsey Roberts
Dec 17, 2009

Weatherizing for winter in a home often means repairing windows, adding insulation, etc. &mdash all efforts to help keep out the cold and save energy. But how do you weatherize for winter in an apartment when you can't (or don't want) to remodel the place? Here are a few ideas.

1 Use draft blockers on drafty doors and windows.

2 Use an electric blanket to warm up the bed and save on energy bills at night.

4 And, or, pile the layers of flannel sheets, blankets and faux fur on the bed.

5 Put fuzzy rugs down on the floor to keep your toesies snuggly.

6 Insulate your windows with curtains, rubber sealing or film.

If it's your home you're interested in weatherizing, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has a comprehensive Web site that addresses this.

Any other ideas?

More on Apartment Therapy:
How To: Stay Warm at Home Without Much Heat
Chilly? Warm Up at Night Without Turning on the Heat

Image: Photos by Peter Bastianelli-Kerze, "Winter Architecture by David Salmela"

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