An area rug is an easy way to add a decorative touch to a space. But it’s also a fantastic way to improve the energy efficiency of your house. Rugs and carpet are great insulators, and they can transform chilly floors into warm, cozy places. Studies have shown using a rug pad and rug can have the most impact on insulating your floors. They improve efficiency for all types of floors -- wood, ceramic and laminate -- and can reduce your heating bills by around 5 percent.
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