How you can Insulate a Chilly New Home after a Cold Weather Move to Denver

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

insulating after movingMoving to Denver in the winter can be a one of a kind encounter in case this is your first time, you'll want to get ready for at least a couple of cold-weather unexpected situations. In addition to the common obstacles of making certain there is a clear driveway and sidewalks and turning the heater up ahead of when the moving truck shows up, you may additionally learn that your new residence is significantly less thermally insulated as opposed to the place you just moved out of.

Insulation is a thing that's extremely tricky to assess when choosing and moving to a new home in Denver, regardless if you are renting or purchasing. The photos online simply do not let you know just how toasty the spaces will be, and open houses are typically organized so that the home is already warm when prospective new residents get there. You may not fully grasp until your first few nights in the new house that this place has freezing breezes, wicked cold flooring, or simply does not maintain heat the way you anticipate.

On the plus side, this is an issue homeowners and renters have actually been encountering for many years and there are several uncomplicated solutions for a house which is commonly chilly in the wintertime. Today, we are here to help by detailing the simplest tips on how to insulate your house, improve the efficiency of your heating system, and revel in a cozy winter season after moving into your new home in Denver.

Thick Thermal Window Treatments

Windows are the leading grounds for wintry drafts in the home. New double-paned storm windows are fantastic for keeping the freezing conditions out as well as the warmth in, but anything different can result in the windows to become an undesirable method for chilly air to enter your abode. Single-pane glass windows easily transfer the cold instantly, and the space around them will undoubtedly be significantly less warm. Older double-paned glass windows might allow freezing air to seep through as the insulating seal has deteriorated.

The answer? Halt that cold with the help of heavy thermal curtains. Thick drapes of virtually any design should help but expressly, thermal curtains were made to avert cold air in its tracks whilst keeping it from getting away from the chilly window glass. Your best bet is either draperies that fit snugly into the window frame or curtains that go to the floor.

Rugs and Bathroom Rugs

Hard floor surfaces are a different origin of cold in a new house and are usually certainly obvious when you're still setting up your furnishings. Natural stone, concrete, in addition to tile floors allows chilly air to transfer through them from the frigid soil underneath, setting up a truly chilling experience under bare and sock-covered toes. Wood floors are a bit better for insulation, however cold breezes under the doors may still sweep through the house creating cold toes throughout.

The answer to frigid floor surfaces and floor-level drafts is area rugs. Especially for areas floored with tile or stone, a rug will add a cozy coating of insulation that can hinder cold air from rising out of the floor and keep your feet comfortable as you stroll around the area. Fluffy bath mats deliver a similar function in bathrooms and you can even use utility mats which are easy to clean for chilly kitchen floors and also outdoor porches.

Draft Stoppers

Chilly breezes under doors can be a problem no matter what type of flooring you've got if the doors are high enough off the ground. This can be notably problematic if drafts go between your front area where chilly air gets in into the remainder of the home. The answer to door drafts can be long sock-shaped items generally known as draft stoppers. You can actually make your own with a little DIY stitching along with a variety of old stockings, or you may purchase them at a store for a very marginal cost. These generally produce a cushioned buffer under the door that swings conveniently with the door however hinders chilly drafts from blowing through the home.

Open All the Vents

If 1 or 2 rooms are especially frigid and you can't understand why, glance at the vents. There's a chance that the prior occupant may have closed particular vents in the home, stopping warm air from getting into these spaces. Make sure all your vents in the home are open to supply consistent warmth or, if there's a room you don't utilize, shut that vent and use a draft stopper to save a little bit of HVAC money on heating that area.

Space Heaters

Lastly, a number of homes simply have an uneven heating profile. If a couple of locations simply do not get adequately warm during the night or during the day, consider selective utilization of a space heater. Space heaters are excellent and frequently very strong little devices which can heat a particular room space. They can ensure your children don't shiver at nighttime, balance out nippy window drafts, or they may be utilized to basically increase the temperature of your house by placing them in key areas and doorways. Be sure that you never leave a space heater on whenever you leave the house or unmonitored overnight with no auto thermostat/timed shutoff feature and be sure to go by all manufacturer recommendations for safe use.


From time to time, soon after moving to a new home in Denver, you will find that it's colder than anticipated. Thankfully, with these basic alternatives you can readily enhance the insulation and draft resistance of your home and savor a comfy winter in your new home in Denver.


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