10 Mistakes You're Making That Keep Your House Cold, Experts Say

Neglecting insulation: Poor insulation in walls, attics, and windows can allow cold air to seep into your home.

Ignoring drafts: Unsealed gaps around doors and windows can let cold air infiltrate. Weatherstripping and caulking can help.

Overlooking thermostat settings: Setting the thermostat too low can make your home feel colder than it needs to be.

Neglecting furnace maintenance: A poorly maintained furnace may not heat your home efficiently.

Blocking heating vents: Furniture or drapes obstructing heating vents can hinder proper airflow and distribution of warm air.

Using space heaters inefficiently: Space heaters can be expensive to run if not used strategically.

Leaving ceiling fans on in the wrong direction: Ceiling fans should rotate clockwise in the winter to push warm air down.

Not using curtains or blinds: Proper window coverings can help insulate your home by reducing heat loss through windows.