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11 Ways to Keep Your Home Warmer this Winter

11 Ways to Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter | Pretty Handy Girl

That bugger, Old Man Winter is peeking around the corner. He’s ready to put the chill in your bones and push drafts through every little crack in your home. But, you can be ready for him with these 11 Ways to Keep Your Home Warmer this Winter. Is your home truly as energy efficient and secure from drafts as you think it is? Here are 11 Ways to Keep Your Home Warmer this Winter! And, not one of them involves raising the thermostat! Click on the links to be taken to a more detailed tutorial.

Adding Foam Weatherstripping | Pretty Handy Girl

Weatherstrip Your Doors and Windows


Protect Spigot from Frozen Burst Pipes | Pretty Handy Girl
Protect Your Spigots


Make Sure Your Heat Pump is Working at Full Capacity



Change Filters Regularly


Do You Open or Close Crawlspace Vents | Pretty Handy Girl

Keep Your Crawlspace Warmer


Draft Proof Your Garage



End Fireplace Drafts


Caulk Cracks Like a Pro


Seal Gaps Around Pipes with GREAT STUFF | Pretty Handy Girl

Seal Around Pipes and Ductwork


Is Your Home Ready for Winter? Insulation Install Tips | Pretty Handy Girl

Is Your Insulation in Top Shape?


Protect Water Pipes from Freezing | Pretty Handy Girl

Protect Your Water Pipes from Freezing

I hope these tips help keep you warmer this winter and helps save you some cash for the holidays!



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6 replies
  1. Aimee Currier
    Aimee Currier says:

    i have insulation in my basement that was put up very poorly.. I believe I can redo most of it my self however . the basement floods in the spring and now the insulation has gotten wet thru out the seasons.. it might be a bigger job then I think..
    as far as the basement flooding thats a whole other nightmare.. LOL

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      I only recommend this as a last resort as typically the plastic doesn’t last the full season and the tape pulls up paint on your window sill. It’s better to look into storm windows or replacement windows.

  2. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    These are great! Do you have any suggestions for the styrofoam tap covers when your dogs keep chewing them off? I went with the those that have the plastic over the styrofoam and they lasted a little longer but eventually got chewed off… ! Thansk!

  3. Laura
    Laura says:

    Thanks for posting this…I’ve missed a few of these previous posts and absolutely need to take care of some of these things before it gets cold!



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