Although the summer is around the corner, you can already start preparing for the cold months. Let’s face it; the winter will be back before you know it.
- Draught-proof your home.
A lot of warmth will escape through your windows, especially if you live in an older property. The best way to solve that is through double glazing. However, there are cheaper alternatives out there. You can patch all the gaps around windows with an insulating tape. You’ll be surprised how much it will improve the warmth of your house.
Covering your windows will add extra protection from the coldness from outside. However, open them when it’s sunny. It’s important to see as much natural heat as possible. It’s just another trick that could help you save a few pounds on your electricity and gas bills.
A lot of people tend to forget about floors when it comes to protecting the house from the cold. Choosing a warm rug or a carpet instead of bare, cold floor, will certainly make a difference and keep your feet nice and warm.
- Invest in insulation
Did you know, that 25% of heat is lost through the roof? You can remove that problem by adding a layer of insulation throughout the loft. Although it’s not the cheapest solution, it can save you a lot of money on your energy bills.
- Reorganise your room
Moving furniture around in a way that they’re not covering your heaters, surely will make a difference. Make sure that they have plenty of free space in front of them and they aren’t covered with curtains. Also, putting a shelf above your radiator and below your window will prevent the heat from rising above it.
When it comes to heating, there are ways that can improve your energy bills. The best way of keeping your house warm is to have a set, low temperature the whole time, between 18 and 21 degrees. Turning on the heating only when it gets cold, is more expensive as it takes longer to heat up a cold house.
- Invest in a good quality radiator
If you have an old radiator, you may try to bleed it, which effectively means to release the trapped air from the top. However, you also may want to consider investing in the new one. There are a lot of makes available from copper to steel and aluminium so you can choose the one that is energy friendly. Not only it will help you keep your house warm for longer, but also can improve the look of your interiors. Nowadays there are so many options available, that you won’t need to compromise. You can choose the size, shape and colour that matches your style and fits perfectly around your furniture.