How you can Insulate a Cool New Home following a Winter Move to El Paso

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

insulating after movingMoving to El Paso in the cold winter months is a distinctive encounter and if this is your first time, you'll want to prepare yourself for at least a couple of cold-weather unexpected situations. Along with the typical obstacles of making sure you have a clear driveway and sidewalks as well as turning the furnace up just before the moving truck shows up, you may additionally find out that your new house is less thermally insulated compared to the place you have moved away from.

Insulation is a thing that is exceptionally tricky to check in picking and moving to a new home in El Paso, no matter if you're renting or purchasing. The photographs online simply won't show you precisely how toasty the rooms are, and open houses are almost always arranged so that the home is already cozy when prospective new homeowners arrive. You might not discover until your first handful of nights in the new home that this place has chilly drafts, wicked cold floors, or simply doesn't hold on to warmth the way you anticipate.

Fortunately, this is a predicament homeowners and tenants have been experiencing for centuries and you will find several simple strategies for a residence that is commonly nippy in the wintertime. Today, we're here to aid by explaining the top methods to insulate your home, increase the effectiveness of your heating system, and revel in a comfy winter season after moving into your new home in El Paso.

Big Thermal Window Treatments

Windows are the primary grounds for frigid drafts in the home. New double-paned storm windows are fantastic for keeping the cold out and the warmth in, but anything else can lead to the windows to become an unpleasant method for cold to penetrate your abode. Single-pane glass windows easily exchange the cold directly, and the area surrounding them is going to be significantly less warm. Older double-paned home windows may let chilly air to leak through as the insulating seal has broken.

The remedy? Stop that cold air with the help of thick thermal drapes. Large window treatments of almost any sort of style will help but expressly, thermal curtains are made to stop chilly air in its tracks and keep it from getting away from the chilly window panes. The best choice is either curtains which fit neatly inside the window frame or curtains that go to the flooring.

Rugs and Bath Mats

Hard floor coverings are an additional cause of cold in a new house and are usually particularly detectable when you are still laying out your home furniture. Natural stone, concrete floors, and tile floors allows cold air to move through them from the freezing ground below, creating a undeniably cooling experience under bare and sock-covered toes. Wood floors are a bit better for insulation, however nippy drafts underneath the doors could still sweep through the home creating cold toes throughout.

The solution to cold floor surfaces and floor-level breezes is area rugs. Particularly for spaces floored with tile and stone, an area rug will add a cozy layer of padding that will prevent chilly air from rising from the floor and keep your feet toasty when you stroll across the room. Fluffy bath mats deliver a similar purpose in bathrooms and you could make use of utility area rugs that are easy to clean for chilled kitchen floors and outdoor decks.

Draft Stoppers

Frigid breezes underneath doors can generate problems despite whatever variety of flooring you have if the doors are high enough up. This is often notably precarious if breezes go between your front hall where chilly air gets in into the rest of the home. The solution to door drafts can be as simple as long sock-shaped items generally known as draft stoppers. It is possible to create your own with just a little do-it-yourself stitching and a number of old socks, or you can buy them at the store for a very nominal cost. These basically establish a cushioned buffer below the door that swings effortlessly with the door yet prevents freezing drafts from blowing through the house.

Open All the Vents

If one or two areas are notably frigid and you are unable to figure out why, glance at the air vents. There is a probability that the past occupant could have closed specific vents in the house, keeping heat from entering into these rooms. Ensure all of the vents in your home are open to deliver consistent heating or, if there's a space you don't utilize, close that vent and make use of a draft stopper to conserve a bit of HVAC money on warming that room.

Space Heaters

Lastly, some dwellings simply have an unequal heating profile. If one or two areas simply don't get sufficiently warm through the night or during the day, think about selective use of a space heater. Space heaters are excellent and frequently very powerful little devices that can warm a given room space. They'll ensure that your kids don't shiver at night, balance out nippy window drafts, or they can be used to generally increase the temperature of your abode by placing them in central spaces and doorways. It is important to never leave a space heater on if you leave the house or unmonitored overnight with no automatic thermostat/timed shutoff feature and make sure to follow all manufacturer guidelines for safe use.


From time to time, after moving to a new home in El Paso, you discover that it's less warm than anticipated. Fortunately, by using these simple options you can quickly enhance the insulation and draft resistance of your abode and savor a comfortable winter in your new place in El Paso.


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