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With the colder weather bringing frost, sleet and even snow it’s no wonder that you’ll want to keep your home warm and cosy this winter. Making sure your home is ready for the winter is essential and there’s various ways you can ensure your home is warm throughout the cold snap. Here are five ideas to consider this winter.
Radiate the heat back into your rooms
Radiators are a brilliant way to heat the home but have you ever considered how much heat your walls are soaking up? Installing radiator panels behind your radiators is a brilliant way to reflect the heat back into a room. They’re relatively cheap and simple to install but hugely effective in keeping the heat in.
Dress your windows
Another way to keep the heat in your home is by dressing your windows. Thermal curtains can add another layer of insulation keeping the warmth inside. Additionally many thermal curtains can help prevent the cold air passing through into the room that has seeped through windows. Even double glazed windows lose heat from your home.
Use timers on your central heating
If you have central heating at home, one of the ways to help keep your home warm is by using the timer function. Using pre-set timers you can warm your home first thing so that when you wake up your home is already warm. Again heating the home in the early evening so that your home is warm as you get in from work is a great way to save money and make your central heating work more efficiently for you. You can now install timers that work remotely and can be accessed from your mobile.
Look after your boiler
Having a boiler that is in good working condition will help keep your home warm during the winter months. Ensure you service your boiler annually and if you have any issues with your boiler that they are seen to without delay. Typically when the colder weather comes, people use their boilers more and they can run into issues if they’ve not been serviced, cleaned or maintained. If your boiler is more than ten years old, it might be wise to look into the possibility of upgrading your boiler to a more efficient boiler than uses less energy but is effective in kicking out the heat.
Exclude the draughts
Depending on the layout of your home, it might not be essential to heat every room in the house. If you’re often just in one room of an evening, you can heat that room whilst you’re in it keeping out any draughts with the use of draught excluders. You can get them in an assortment of styles to suit every room and they really do help keep rooms cosy.
What are your top tips for keeping your home cosy in the winter months? Would love to hear your ideas.