As winter is well and truly upon us, it’s vital that to you know exactly what you can do to freshen up your home in this respect. While sometimes improving your home means decluttering, to allow for a bit more freshness in the air, during the winter, the priority is to patch up any places where cold air can come in from the outside. So here are a few methods to get your home nice and warm for winter.
Draught Proof Your House
So much heat escapes during the winter if you don’t seal up your home correctly. Places like your bathroom can feel quite chilly during the winter, and that is because the sealant is usually not as strong as it should be. So by purchasing some insulating tape, it can help save some money on your heating bill, but also makes your bathroom nice and warm. To check if there are any draughts anywhere, just put your hand over anywhere that you may feel a bit colder in the house.
Get A Few Extra Heaters
It’s not always the most money-spinning way to heat up your home, but if you’ve got a house that is not keeping in the heat as well as you’d hoped, some portable heaters, or extra radiators, or even towel heaters can add that extra layer of warmth that specific rooms need. Towel heaters and a decent amount of warmth to places like a bathroom without taking up much space, and you can click here for more information on that. But it’s always the bigger rooms that can struggle to heat up. So, if you invest in a portable heater that spins on an axis, it can help to heat up the whole room.
Close The Curtains
Your windows at the main culprit for heat escaping, even if you seal them up. So, by others in the curtains on a particularly cold day, you will better insulate your home. An even better option is to invest in some thermal curtains. If you can’t afford new curtains or don’t have thick ones, a little hint is to line your curtains with shower curtains, this provides that much-needed layer of protection against draughts.
Leaving your radiators on during the winter is always advisable, but if you find that you are losing a lot of your heating through the walls, then invest in some foil insulation to put behind your radiator, so the heat reflects back into the house. Foil insulation is a little bit of an investment, and you can use kitchen foil, but the purpose-built stuff works so much better.
Lag Your Pipes
Buy insulating the hot water pipes with foam tubes, it will keep the water in your pipes hotter for much longer, but also it will stop your pipes freezing if it gets that cold. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you can make some foam tubes yourself.
With these few simple approaches, you can keep your home that little bit warmer during the winter months. So you can feel the benefit when you really need it.
Note: This is a collaborative post.