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Winterproofing 101: How to Keep the Cold Out and the Warmth In (Without Breaking the Bank)

Winter is here and it's important to stay warm and comfortable during these chilly months. One of the best ways to do this is by properly insulating your home against the cold. Here are some tips for making sure your home is well-insulated to keep the cold out and the warmth in.

  1. Check for air leaks: Air leaks around windows, doors and other openings in your home can let in cold air and let out warm air. Use weatherstripping and caulking to seal up these leaks and keep the cold out.

  2. Insulate your attic: Your attic is one of the most important areas to insulate in your home. Heat rises, so if your attic isn't properly insulated, warm air will escape through the roof. Make sure your attic has at least R-38 insulation.

  3. Insulate your walls: If your home was built before the 1980s, it may not have enough insulation in the walls. Consider adding more insulation to keep the cold out and the warmth in.

  4. Insulate your floors: If you have a crawlspace or unfinished basement, make sure the floors are insulated to keep the cold from seeping in from the ground.

  5. Use window treatments: Heavy curtains, drapes, or insulated shades can help keep the cold out and the warmth in.

  6. Keep your heating system well-maintained: Make sure your furnace or boiler is in good working condition and has been serviced recently. A well-maintained heating system will work more efficiently and keep you warmer.

By taking these steps to properly insulate your home, you'll be able to stay warm and comfortable during the cold winter months.


We are Toronto Mavens, one of the leading companies for heating and cooling solutions (HVAC) for residential in the Greater Toronto Area. Our service area includes cities like Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough and Toronto.


You are invited to call 416-887-1271 for any issues with your furnace, boiler, gas stove, water heater or air conditioner and order our service.

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