With the holidays approaching, it’s time to get serious about wiring.
For some people, the extra effort and cost of wiring will mean the difference between being able to afford the big-ticket items like new appliances and the less important things like an air conditioner and a heating system.
But for others, the effort may not matter at all.
Here are eight things you can do to make sure you’re ready for winter:1.
Add an extra wire.
For most homes, the most obvious way to add extra wires to your electrical system is to install new, stronger copper cables.
But that won’t always be the case, especially in warmer climates.
To help make sure your house is insulated, install new copper wiring on the underside of your house and add a few extra feet of new copper to the ground.
If you need to replace a wire, install the new wires into the same spot and then replace the old wire.2.
Use an insulated roof.
A properly insulated roof can help keep your home cooler by keeping the air inside the house cool.
If your home has been sitting in a cool spot, the insulation will help reduce the number of condensation problems that can result from condensation.3.
Use a good attic vent.
In colder climates, an attic vent can help provide extra insulation in your home.
If there is an attic, there’s a good chance it’s likely also going to be located above ground.
With a vent installed, the air will be kept in a cold, dry space that doesn’t need as much insulation as a ground-level attic.
If that’s not an option, you can add an insulated wall, door or window to your attic to provide extra protection.4.
Use insulated windows.
Some people like to put in an attic window.
It’s a great way to protect the insulation of the attic from condensate in the winter.
If the window is too small, or you have to use the window as a door to get into your house, you might consider an insulated window.5.
Install an insulated garage.
If it’s too cold to go outside during the winter, installing an insulated garden door or patio door to your garage might be a good option.
A window in the garage is also a great option.
If a window is not available, you could also install a window over the top of a garage door.6.
Add some insulation to your house.
You could add some extra insulation around a wall or ceiling if it’s not too cold.
Or, you may need to add some additional insulation to the ceiling of a window if the ceiling is too low.
A curtain can be added to a window or window box if it isn’t too cold or if you need additional insulation for a door or panel.7.
Use insulation in ductwork.
If some ductwork isn’t insulated, you’ll need to invest in some insulation in order to maintain a good seal.
For example, insulation will be required in some ducting in a home office, home office furniture, and other office spaces.
If these spaces are very cold and wet, a curtain could be added.8.
Install insulation in an underlayment.
Insulation can be installed in your house’s underlayments or in a new piece of insulation added to your home’s roof.
If insulation is required in the roof, the underlayings or insulation should be installed as well.
Insulation can also be added inside a new home or business to help keep the temperature in your building from dropping too low, and the added insulation could help keep those cold temperatures in check.
If those extra insulation measures do not help, you will need to install additional insulation in the home or building.