Although August has just begun and temperatures won’t start to cool off for another few months, especially here in the south. Still, I think this is an important topic to bring up now with plenty of time ahead. Winter presents a variety of challenges for a homeowner. As the warm temperatures become a memory, families usually find themselves spending more time indoors. Semi-hibernating indoors can be such a simple pleasure, but be weary of some problems that can arise. The following tips can help keep you, your family and your home comfortable throughout the winter season.

Tips For Keeping Your Home Comfortable in Winter

Air Quality

During the winter, when you have everything tightly closed up to save on heating cost, the air quality of your home may suffer. There are several ways to improve the air quality in your home. There are numerous varieties of houseplants that can help purify the air inside your home. An air purifier can also help keep indoor air clean. Aromatherapy diffusers can help clear viruses and bacteria from the air. Regularly changing the filter in your heating system more often throughout the winter months will also keep indoor cleaner.

Staying Warm

There’s no way you can be comfortable in a cold house. It’s a good idea to have your heating system checked prior to winter. If you have an outdated system, you may be spending more than you should. Newer systems operate more efficiently which means they can help reduce your heating cost. It’s very unpleasant to wake up to a cold house or come home to a house that is cold due to an improperly functioning heating system. Having a reliable company that offers heating repair boston ma can make a bad situation better. Acknowledging these maintenance issues that may need to be replaced all together now, can lessen the stress that typically accompanies equipment related problems in the middle of winter.


While the winter temperatures may tend to keep people indoors more, they don’t stop people from entertaining. If you have out-of-town visitors during the holidays or if you have holiday parties at your house, you don’t want to be inconvenienced by having water related problems. It’s essential that you take the proper steps to protect your pipes from the freezing temperatures. Insulate water pipes in areas of your home that are unheated. Allow warm air to enter cabinets containing pipes in the kitchen and bath. Maintain your thermostat at a desired warm temperature, don’t let it dip overnight. For peace of mind, you should have the number for a trusted professional that you can call for quick, dependable service should you experience plumbing problems any time of the year.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.