5 Home Winter Improvements Before the Season Starts
Winter is almost here. We can already feel the chill in the air, the excitement for the winter festivities. But, before we can go ahead and enjoy all it has to offer, let’s take a look at 5 home winter improvements we can undertake before the season starts.
The improvements will not only make your home more comfortable but will also add to your overall security.
- Improve Lighting for Brighter, More Festive Look (and Security)
It gets dark rather quickly in winter. And no one wants their home to look gloomy and miserable. A fantastic way to brighten up your home during the season is to improve your home’s lighting.
Proper lighting can add a festive look to your house. And if you invest in LED lighting, you can reduce your energy bills too. Installing quality, efficient lighting in your ceiling fans, key rooms, and overhead lighting (including outdoors) will result in potentially thousands saved over the lifetime of the fixture. Also consider Including dimmer switches and motion sensors to help manage your lighting costs.
- Replace Insulation for Better Indoor Comfort
Replacing your insulation is the perfect answer to improving your indoor comfort. With proper insulation, you can make your home warmer with less work during the winter. And if your furnace, boiler, or central heating system is doing less work for the same amount of comfort, you know that you will have better energy bills throughout the season.
- Check Outdoor Security Devices
Ensure that your outdoor security devices are in good condition to weather the winter season. This includes your motion sensors, dusk-to-dawn lamps, security cameras, etc. Have them checked by a professional to ensure that they are in good working order and will continue to work for your protection.
- Upgrade your Windows for Increased Efficiency
If you are worried about losing that precious heat through your windows, then maybe it’s time to upgrade. Installing newer windows can be a great asset in your energy efficiency arsenal. And if done right, this allows you to take advantage of the many benefits of natural lighting in winter.
Plus, if you include automatic shades you can manage your home efficiency even better. You can set them to automatically open to let in the sun during winter to warm up your home. Plus, letting in the natural light helps you to reduce the need for indoor lighting and saves on your energy bills.
- Install Video Door Entry System for Increased Security
With a video door entry system, you can see and speak with whoever is at the door without opening the door, moving your curtains or looking through a peephole. It allows you greater control over your interactions with whoever is at your door.
Home Winter Improvements with ATP Alarms
Ready to enjoy the winter season and all it has to offer? Give ATP Alarms a call. We can help you prepare to meet winter’s challenges and fun just the way you would want it.