Many of you with keen eyes may have noted that the winter months are approaching, which means it’s already getting colder! With heating costs as high as they are, the issue of “how do I keep my house warm in the winter” appears to be a hot topic right now (excuse the pun). So, here are seven ways to help keep your home warm and cosy!
1. Fit Foils Behind Your Radiators
To begin, radiator foils can be purchased for about £10 from most hardware stores and can be installed without any special tools. We strongly advise against using regular tin foil since it is both unsafe and ineffective. Specialist radiator foils are safer for the atmosphere and will help to increase the heating levels, which you will find. They work by reflecting the heat from the radiator back into the house instead of allowing it to escape through the walls.
2. Double Glazing Windows Cwmbran
One of the most effective ways of insulating your home this Christmas is to upgrade to double glazing windows. Although at a first glance double glazing doesn’t seem worth it, an initial investment can save you up to £325 annually. There is the option for triple glazing if you feel you need it which, like double glazing, further improved the thermal and the acoustics of the building.
3. Cover The Draughts
All the hard-earned heating that you’re paying for is leaving your home as draughts reach! There are a few things in your house that may be causing this… Old-fashioned doors, slightly ajar windows, and internal doors left ajar. All of these things can cause draughts to enter your home, stealing all of your heat! To combat this, buy doorstops to ensure the doors stay shut and let less air in, and make sure that all windows are tightly shut.
4. Upgrade Your Boiler
Regular house boilers usually last 10 years, so if yours has reached that mark or is approaching that date, repairing or replacing it will help you save money on heating while also improving the efficiency of the heating you already have. We recommend the A-Rated boilers because they use less energy to produce the same amount of heat. A new boiler will provide you with extra peace of mind this winter, ensuring that you will not experience any sudden breakdowns.
5. Use Those Curtains!
This one may seem ridiculous, but often people fail to use their curtains or use them incorrectly. During the day, open your curtains to allow natural light into your room; at night, close them to add another layer of insulation. If this doesn’t work, consider using thicker curtains to add even more warmth.
6. Try Wrapping Up
Wrapping up is the easiest and most cost-effective way to stay warm in the winter. You can save money and feel warmer if you cover up and use hot water bottles. Using covers, and there are now electric warm blankets and mattresses available to keep you warm all night.
7. Programmed Thermostat
Programmable thermostats will help you save money on your energy bills by allowing you to monitor your heating systems from your smartphone! With programmed thermostats, you can walk in the front door to a warm house without having to worry.
Window Doctor Cwmbran
The Window Doctor is a family run business, that covers Cwmbran, Cardiff, Newport and all local areas. We take great pride in the professionalism of our team and will discuss your requirements fully, to meet your requirements and budget. With over 25 years’ experience in the trade, we fully guarantee all our work, ensuring your total peace of mind. Contact us today.