Tips for a Warmer Home
Now it’s starting to get colder especially in the mornings an evenings, there’s a few simple things you can do to make your house warmer – saving energy in the process.
One of the easiest ways to protect your home from losing heat in the colder months is to get thicker curtains. Curtains with a thermal lining are an even better choice as they add another layer of protection from the cold.
Large rugs are great for this as the more a rag insulates the floor surface, the roomer it’ll keep the room. If you don’t want to go for a large rug, smaller rugs can work too especially in sitting areas, like near the couch and even more so if you have a wooden or hard floor.
It’s no doubt the thicker your window the more cold it will keep out, however there are other things you can do. If you can’t upgrade your windows – self adhesive foam strips can help to seal any gaps in the windows which may be letting the cold through. There’s also the option to get plastic or metal strips. These are a bit more costly but will last longer.
Lock up your windows and doors
Buy locking up your windows and door your preventing any drafts coming through and keeping your house as cosy as possible. Make sure the strip is the right size to fill the gap in your window. If the strip is too big it will get crushed and you may not be able to close the window. If it’s too small there will still be a gap and the cold will sneak in.
Get draft stoppers
These sit at the base of door and windows to create a barrier between drafts and the inside of your home. They are not a long-term solution but are a great way of stopping the cold getting in (you can also get some cute ones!)
Let as much natural light in as possible during the day then trap the warmth at night by closing your curtains.
Simple – get the heat while you can and trap it when it in when the sun has gone.
Close unused rooms
Making sure any rooms which aren’t regularly used are closed will prevent any cold air from moving around and into the rest of the house. It’ll then keep the heat you have generated in a smaller area that you can stay toasty in!