As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it’s time to turn the heating back on. With winter approaching and us spending more time indoors, keeping our homes warm and inviting is more important than ever. Aside from turning the thermostat up, there are lots of other ways that you can keep your home warm this winter. Here’s a few of the best tips.
Invest in a good heating system
This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s the most effective way of keeping your home warm. If your radiators and heaters are old or faulty, you will end up losing a lot of money in using them to keep your home warm. Although it is costly, investing in an efficient heating system will save you energy and money in the long run, while also keeping your home warm throughout the whole year.
Advances in technology mean that radiators and heaters are more energy efficient and powerful than ever before, which will keep your home warm with ease. Radiators such as column radiators and electric heaters will give you the best value for your money, not to mention powerful heating too.
Maintain your heating system effectively
Whether you have a new heating system, or have older radiators in your home, it’s crucial to maintain your heating system. What you think is a faulty radiator may actually just be a badly maintained one, that with a few tweaks will be back to working fine. Having badly maintained radiators in your home will prevent your heating system from effectively warming your home, and lead to you spending more money on heating than you need. You can keep your radiators working efficiently by balancing and bleeding them when necessary to ensure that heat is being distributed evenly throughout your home.
Keep draughts out
Aside from investing in and maintaining your heating system, keeping your home warm is about more than just radiators. Whilst we do want to focus on creating heat in our homes, keeping it in is just as important.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of ways for heat to escape from our homes, including:
- Open doors
Luckily, draught-proofing your home is quite an easy and relatively inexpensive process that you can do yourself. DIY stores have everything you need to seal any windows and prevent heat escaping through your roof.
Get into good housekeeping habits
Another thing you can do to keep your home warm this winter is to get into good heating habits. Try to avoid leaving entrance doors to your home open, close windows when the heating is on and don’t forget to monitor your heating too. Doing these things will help that little bit extra to keep your home warm.
Get your home insulated
If you live in an old building, the chances are that your home hasn’t been properly insulated. This is another reason why it can be difficult to keep your home warm, so investing in getting some insulation fitted can save your wallet and your toes!