How to Insulate a Cool New Residence after a Winter Move to Tulsa

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

insulating after movingMoving to Tulsa in the wintertime can be a distinctive adventure in case this is your initial time, you'll want to be well prepared for at least a few cold-weather predicaments. Together with the typical struggles of making certain you have a clean driveway and sidewalks along with turning the furnace up before the moving truck arrives, you could also discover that your new residence is considerably less thermally insulated as opposed to the home you just moved away from.

Insulation is something that's exceptionally tough to analyze when selecting and moving to a new home in Tulsa, regardless if you are renting or purchasing. The images online simply won't let you know just how cozy the spaces will be, and open houses are almost always set up so that the home is already comfortable when potential new residents get there. You will possibly not fully grasp until your first few nights in the new house that this place possesses chilly drafts, abnormally cold floors, or merely doesn't maintain warmth the way you are expecting.

Fortunately, this is an issue homeowners and tenants have actually been contending with for centuries and there are various uncomplicated remedies for a house that is commonly frigid in the wintertime. Today, we're here to help by explaining the top tips on how to protect your home, increase the performance of your heater, and revel in a cozy winter season after moving into your new house in Tulsa.

Thick Thermal Curtains

Windows are the leading cause of cold breezes in the house. New double-paned storm windows are perfect for keeping the winter weather out and also the heat in, but anything else can result in the windows to become an unpleasant method for chilly air to enter your house. Single-pane glass windows easily exchange the cold air instantly, and the area around them will be markedly colder. Older double-paned glass windows may let chilly air to seep through as the insulating seal has broken.

The answer? Halt that chilly air with the help of thick thermal drapes. Thick window treatments of virtually any design should help but expressly, thermal draperies are made to stop cold in its tracks whilst keeping it from escaping the cold window glass. The best choice is either draperies that fit neatly into the window frame or window treatments that go all the way to the floor.

Area Rugs and Bath Mats

Hard floors are a different cause of cold in a new home and tend to be especially evident when you're still setting up your furnishings. Stone, concrete, in addition to tile floors can allow cold to transfer through them out of the freezing terrain beneath, resulting in a undeniably cooling feeling below bare and sock-covered toes. Hardwood floors are a bit better for insulation, although freezing drafts beneath the doors could still sweep through the home resulting in cold toes throughout.

The answer to cold floor surfaces and floor-level drafts is area rugs. Specifically for areas floored with tile and stone, a rug will add a cozy covering of insulation which will prevent cold air from ascending out of the floor and keep your toes toasty while you stroll throughout the space. Cozy bath mats offer an equivalent function in bathrooms and you can even use utility area rugs that happen to be easy to clean for chilly kitchen flooring and also out of doors decks.

Draft Stoppers

Frigid drafts under doors can be a problem despite whatever kind of flooring you've got if the doors are high enough off the floor. This is often particularly problematic if breezes go between your front area where cold gets in to the rest of the residence. The solution to door drafts can be as simple as long sock-shaped items referred to as draft stoppers. You can actually create your own with a bit of do-it-yourself sewing and a collection of old stockings, or you may buy them at the store for a very marginal price. These essentially create a soft barrier underneath the door that swings easily with the door yet inhibits cold drafts from blowing through the home.

Open Each of the Vents

If one or two areas are particularly chilly and you are unable to understand why, look at the air vents. There's a probability that the former resident may have closed particular vents in the home, blocking heat from getting into these spaces. Make certain all of the vents in the house are open to provide consistent heating or, if there's a room you don't use, shut that vent and employ a draft stopper in order to save a little bit of HVAC money on heating up that room.

Space Heaters

Lastly, certain dwellings simply have an irregular heating profile. If 1 or 2 rooms merely do not get sufficiently warm during the night or throughout the day, consider selective usage of a space heater. Space heaters are excellent and often very powerful little units which can heat a specific room space. They're able to ensure your children don't shiver through the night, counteract nippy window drafts, or they can be utilized to basically boost the temperature of your abode by placing them in primary areas and doorways. It is important to never leave a space heater on when you go out or unmonitored overnight without having an auto thermostat/timed shutoff feature and make certain to go by all manufacturer recommendations for safe use.


In some cases, soon after moving to a new home in Tulsa, you discover that it's colder than expected. Luckily, by using these easy options you can quickly boost the insulation and draft resistance of your abode and revel in a comfy winter in your new place in Tulsa.


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