ready for winter? Don’t lose it You’ve spent hard-earned money heating your house. Don’t throw that out the window by having poor insulation or cheap windows. Many people wait to upgrade their windows until the weather is better. But if you do an upgrade with Modern Windows “the windows are out for only a matter of minutes,” says owner Dan Agius. New windows offer energy savings, increased comfort, and better esthetics. Adding insulation to your roof to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer is also easy any time of year, thanks to blown-in insulation.
Banish the grey “When the grey days start and it is almost time to hibernate for the winter, I like to turn my home into a winter haven by banishing the grey outside with colour indoors,” says Leah Rourke of Relish Interiors.Whether on your walls or in accessories,
add warmth with colour, she says. Red and orange are the obvious choices, but a deep rich purple or royal blue accent wall or toss pillows will add visual warmth.
Add layers When you go outside in winter, you know it’s practical to wear layers. The same principle works at home. Keep warm in your home this winter by layering up. “Add a wool area rug to wood, tile or laminate floors, have a throw blanket on the sofa and keep your slippers close by,” says Leah.
Feel the flames Fire is the ultimate way to banish the cold of winter. Decorate your hearth with a stack of decorative alder logs (even if it’s a gas fireplace!). “If you don’t have a working fireplace light candles; believe it or not they do put off a fair bit of warmth, but most important they add ambiance and aroma,” says Leah.
Are you interested in saving money this winter? Call Tempco, Powell River’s heating specialists, and find out how easy saving money on your natural gas heating bill can be. If you book your furnace tune-up before the end of October, you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice. Heat & Eat? Energy efficiency never tasted so good!
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