How are you?
The weather outside is beginning to get frightful and your home is cold and not delightful... excuse my attempted to write a classic there. It is that annoying time of year where you just don't know if you are hot or cold. Its this time you need to start thinking about how to keep your home nice and warm for winter. Here are my top tips on how to keep warm without breaking the bank.
1. Interestingly most of the heat lost from your rooms is not through your doors. It's from your windows. When was the last time you checked your windows? It is so easy to overlook your windows but it is so important to get them checked out. If they are looking rough around the edges why not find out how much double glazing costs. Having this done is a great way of you clawing back that lost heat.
2. If you have radiators. There a couple of thighs you can do to maximize them. First, do you have any big furniture blocking them? This is a common problem. if you move the furniture the heat from the radiators is quickly released into the room. Instead of it having to get through the big furniture. you can also pick up radiator panels these clever panels reflect the heat from the walls to back into the room. you can pick these up for as little as £2.
3. Put on an extra layer. How many of us are guilty of sitting in our living room in our t-shirts complaining that it's too cold. Throw on a jumper or hoodie. This not only keeps you warm but its a lot more cost effective than turning the heating on.
4. Buy a draught excluder, I bet you remember your Gran having one of these at the bottom of her living room door. Don't worry you don't have to have a novelty one. You can pick up some really nice ones. these work by blocking out the cold air from underneath the door helping to keep your room nice and cosy.
5. When the sun is shining open your curtains or blinds and let the sun help to warm up your house. As soon as it starts to get dark close your curtains. This will help to insulate the room from the decreasing temperature outside. it is also a good idea to invest in good quality lined curtain to keep the warmth in your home.
How do you keep your home warm?