We all dream about staying warm and cozy indoors when the winter comes, but in reality, most of us will have suffered through a not so warm, chilly house whilst cursing the awful weather. There are ways to make your home warmer during the winter so just take a look at these handy tips.
Use tin foil
Even though radiators provide warmth, much of it is lost through the walls, especially when attached to an external wall. Foil placed behind the radiator reflects heat back into the room and prevents it from being lost.
Windows are one of the coldest areas in a house so make sure you have thick curtains to stop the cold coming in. You can get curtains with a thermal lining, or even give your current curtains a makeover by lining them with fleece or even a PVC shower curtain. It is beneficial to do the same to door spaces, especially if it leads directly outdoors.
During the day keep your curtains open to allow any heat from the sunlight in, then once the sun sets, close your curtains to trap this heat.
Double glazing is a guaranteed way to keep your home warm in the colder weather, so if you’re looking for double glazing in Cheltenham, look into companies such as double glazing in Cheltenham by Firmfix to help stop the cold coming in for good. However, if you don’t have the budget for new windows throughout your house you can fake it for a fraction of the cost. Look for special window film which can be applied to the windows to retain heat.
It might also be worth checking if you qualify for the Warm Home Discount which can help when energy bills, unsurprisingly, go up during the winter.
If you have a fireplace, it’s likely this is a source of lost heat. Invest in a chimney balloon which is inflated out of sight to keep any cold air out.
Keyholes, cat flaps and letterboxes are common sources of draughts in the home so it’s worth looking into keyhole covers, cat flap insulation and letterbox brushes to stop any unnecessary draughts. It might be a small gap but any draught can make a huge difference to the temperature in your home.