Toronto is a pretty chilly city to live in. That being said, it helps if you have a warm and snug abode to be in, where you can safely curl up indoors. That’s the ideal scenario, at least, but apparently, not every house tends to hold up well to the cold. There would be times when the indoors still feel chilly even with the heater turned up.
There are a few possible reasons why your home may still feel colder indoors than it should be. One possible culprit could be your home’s insulation—it could be either outdated or insufficient. Rooms with inadequate insulation may feel a lot colder than properly insulated ones, with attics, rooms over the garage, basements, and newly added rooms being particularly vulnerable.
Have you taken a close look at your home’s utility bills lately, and do the figures seem a bit excessive? If it seems too pricey having to keep the lights on and the water running (not to mention, to keep warm during the winter and vice versa), then your home might not be as energy efficient as it should be. Fortunately, you have plenty of options at your disposal to slash your bills—in the nature of several home upgrades. Here are a few to help you get started.
Experts do not recommend insulating homes and sealing virtually everything for no reason. By adequately sealing off/replacing your windows and doors (as well as adding insulation in key areas like your attic), however, you’ll be able to keep heat in when it’s cold and, conversely, keep cool when it’s a swelter.