Winter Is Coming: How to keep your home warm - reVISION Custom Home Renovations

reVISION Renovations Blog

All the latest news

Winter Is Coming: How to keep your home warm

October 11, 2017

FEATURE BLOG: Sally Writes, Wall Fireplace Pro

winter-is-comingKeep Your Home Warm in Winter

Temperatures in Vancouver in Winter are normally down to 38°F. It’s extremely important to keep your home warm and well-insulated. Insulating your house will help preserve energy, costing you less money and helping to look after the environment. Over half of Canadians heat their homes with furnaces burning non-renewable energy sources. Conserving this heat is essential in Winter. If you are getting a home restoration and making improvements, it is really worth considering home insulation.

Identifying Problems With Your Insulation

If your heating costs are unreasonably high you may find that your home has insulation problems. The walls and floor of your house may be very cold to touch. You may also notice that mold is growing on the walls, particularly in the basement. If it’s snowed and the snow on your roof has melted quickly, despite freezing temperatures, it may also indicate that there are issues with your roof insulation. Home insulation can be made to your house exterior, as well as the interior, basement and attic.

Keeping The Basement Warm

Keeping your home warm from the basement upwards will help maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the winter months. Installing an ethanol fireplace in your basement is a really economical way of heating your home. They are cost effective and clean. You will feel the effects throughout the house as heat rises. This will also help prevent mold forming in the basement throughout the year.

Block Out The Drafts In Your Home

Making sure that the seals around doors and windows are in good repair will help to keep your home warm in winter. They are the most common reasons that there are drafts in your home. You can apply self-adhesive rubber seals to help with this and also use draft excluders. Canadian winters can be cold, but also windy, keeping this out will help to regulate the temperatures in the home. Make sure that you close your curtains at night. If it’s sunny during the day, keep them open to let the heat and the light in.

Finally if you have stone or brick internal walls, covering them, even with pictures and mirrors will help to insulate your home a little from the cold. Keeping your home well-insulated means that you are warm in winter. Good, effective insulation will also save energy, in turn saving you money.

Back to the Blog
  • I want to thank you again for the great service you have personally provided from start to finish of our project. It has been very much enjoyed and appreciated.

    I would be happy to speak with any future prospective customers on your and your companies behalf.

    Larry D, Vancouver
  • We have undertaken several projects over the past couple of years using your company’s services and have found you to be attentive to our needs and concerns, responsive to our requests, and as efficient as the busy construction industry can under existing conditions.

    Christopher T. Wilson – President, Faireharbour Strata NW 649, Tsawassen
  • When our renovations were complete, we were very pleased with the quality and detail of the work that had been done. Also the estimated time in which Todd quoted at the beginning was accurate.

    Peter M., Richmond
  • Todd is very organized and detail-oriented as well as being incredibly reliable…Todd represents a high level of professionalism within the work being done as well as on a personal level.

    David C., Vancouver
  • A special thanks is due to Todd for seeing to it that the work progressed efficiently, with materials and trades people arriving when needed.

    Doug & Lyn B., Langley
See More Testimonials
[instagram-feed id=4189217844 cols=8]