When the temperature starts dropping outside, people tend to scramble to make their indoor environments as warm as possible. Of course, this results in a huge spike in heating costs, which can be difficult for many families to bear. Taking this into account, let’s check out some of the ways that you can create a warmer winter home.
Plan Your Heating Better
You want to set your thermostat to work when you need it to. A lot of us are spending more time indoors, which means that these hours may be longer than normal. If anything goes wrong along the way, you will need to get someone in to fix it, so find a heating engineer Stafford if needed. Another option is to install a smart thermostat, which gives you better control of your heating from a distance and is useful if you keep more erratic hours.
Utilise Your Curtains
As much as possible, you want to make the most of the free heat from the sun. Crack open the curtains during the day to allow the sunlight to stream into your rooms. During the night-time hours, you should shut your curtains to add an extra layer of insulation to your rooms. Be careful about leaving any cracks or gaps as this will prevent the warm air from staying inside, as well as helping to reduce condensation.
Increase Your Insulation
Much of the heat in your home is lost through the roof. One of the simplest and most effective ways of reducing this lost heat is by installing some loft installation. Just 25cm is enough. A lot of heat can also be lost through the walls, so it is worth knowing about what your insulation situation is here as well. Of course, you will have to bear an upfront cost, but this will reduce your bills over the long-term.
Invest in Jumpers and Blankets
Rather than jacking up your heating every time you start to get a little chilly in the home, a better use of your money can be to buy thick jumpers and blankets to keep the cold at bay. However, a jumper doesn’t only have to be for yourself to wear. You can also put one around your water tank as a way of adding a bit of extra insulation.
Block Out Draughts Where Possible
A lot of the heat in your home can end up being lost through cracks in the floor, doors, and windows. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make sure that these are properly plugged up. In fact, some self-adhesive rubber seals around these areas, alongside some draught excluders can go a long way towards ensuring that you don’t have to be chilly at home.
There is a lot that can be done to ensure that you are warmer at home. The five pieces of advice listed above can go a long way as a starting point to keep you toasty and save money.