How to Keep Your Home Warm During Winter
With winter just around the corner we need to take steps to ensure that your home is warm and cozy. Cold weather can adversely affect both your health and that of your family. Find out how to keep your home warm during winter and save costs on energy bills.
Here are the top 5 ways to keep your home warm in winter and save money.
Open Curtains – Make use of free heat from the sun by opening your curtains to let the sunlight in during the day. Shut the curtains when it gets dark so that the heat energy is trapped from escaping to the outside. If there are air leaks around windows seal those off using caulk to keep warm air inside and cold air out.
Use Plush Area Rugs – Install plush area rags and carpets on tile or hardwood floors so that they can help prevent heat from escaping through the floorboards. Rugs and carpets offer a layer of insulation keeping your room warm throughout the day.
Upgrade Your Insulation – In order to reduce heat lost through the roof, install insulation throughout the loft. Although, loft installation is not cheap, maximizing insulation through this process can you hundreds of dollars on heating bills.
Invest in Thermostatic Radiator Valves – You could achieve an energy savings of up to 40% if you install heating controls and thermostatic radiator valves on your home. These devices allow you to program your central heating so that you turn on the heating system only when you need it. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely allowing you turn on your heating before you arrive home.
Use Heat Reflectors – Install radiator panels to enhance your insulation efforts. Radiator panels are easy to install and are relatively cheap. They work by reflecting heat back into the room which helps to ensure heat from radiators warms up your room and not the walls.
Also, make a warm cup of cocoa and or coffee as you settle down for the evening and put on a big cozy pair of socks.