Pictured above: This home in Saint Paul, Minnesota, like many of the homes we build and remodel, is in a cold climate. 

Do you want to have a warm home year-round but worry about heating costs and other environmental factors? Then, use some of these tips for how to keep your home warm in the winter. 

  1. Let sunlight in during the day. Leave the blinds open on the windows that face the sun to heat your home the natural way.
  2. Leave the oven door open when you’re done baking. This will send heat from the oven out into your home.
  3. For another tip on how to keep your home warm in the winter, add insulating window coverings like these.
  4. Get a pet! If you’re an animal lover, cuddling with your pets in the winter can be a great way to keep warm.
  5. Reverse your ceiling fans so that they push warm air downwards. This means, see if your fan has a “counter clockwise” setting.
  6. Move furniture away from vents. By doing this, you’ll prevent heat from getting trapped behind couches and chairs.
  7. Close doors. If you spend most of your time in your office, there’s no need to heat other rooms like guest bedrooms. So, close the doors to these spaces!

These are all minor tips for how to keep your home warm in the winter while not disturbing its aesthetic beauty or spending a fortune. What are some other things you do to keep your house warm?