The winter months are almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about keeping your home and family warm throughout the season. Most will have heating options throughout their homes but is the heat escaping from the gap under the door or is your sofa staying toasty while you’re left shivering? Here are our top tips for keeping your family comfortable this winter:
- Open your curtains during the day and close them at night
Curtains offer an extra layer of insulation to a room. Allow your house to absorb heat from the sun during the day by opening your curtains or blinds, close them before it gets dark to retain the warmth.
- Let the heat circulate
Is your sofa in front of the wall heater or are your drying clothes obstructing the fire? Your sofa and clothes could be absorbing that much needed heat. Try moving the barriers and letting the heat circulate around your home.
- Insulate, insulate, insulate.
Insulation is the most practical and cost-effective way to make your home warmer in winter. A fully insulated house needs about half the heating of an uninsulated house.
- Stop the draught
Stopping draughts can make your home warmer, by preventing cold air entering your home. Protect your home from draughts by sealing gaps under your doors and around the windows.
- The best heating option for your property
There are heaters aplenty on the market but consider heat loss calculations and heating needs before choosing. Base your decision on the size of your home, if it’s north or south facing, the materials used for construction and number of windows. Choose the right heating for my home.