Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Carpet Floors - Warming homes for less money!

BRRR! This week has been particularly cold in the United States. With temperatures reaching sub zero degrees in some parts, It has definitely been one of the coldest weeks in recent memory. Although B&T is currently based in sunny and warm Southern California, we would like to share some tips on keeping warm.

Continued use of heaters (electric or gas) can be very expensive. Another downfall of these methods is that without continued use, your home will drop back to the original temperatures quickly. Trying to save money will cool your house down but trying to warm it will cost money. It's a viscous cycle.

Our professional team of flooring installers share that installing carpet in your home can help to prevent heat loss and actually keep your home warmer. The carpet provides excellent insulation which will retain heat better from the sun, while preventing the loss of heat through the hard surface floor beneath it. It can lower heating costs from continued use and by our estimate the savings will eventually overcome the cost of the floor's installation!

If you have a beautiful wood, laminate, linoleum, or tile floor that you would like to keep, it's not the end of the world for you either. Purchasing an area rug will mimic the insulation properties of carpet and you can use it on top of your existing floor. The heat retention may not be as complete as with a full carpet floor but you will definitely notice a difference. 

If you live in California and wish to learn more carpet in your home, call today or check out our carpet page on our flooring installation website.

To the rest of the country, we hope you stay warm for the rest of this winter. Spring is just around the corner.

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