With winter fast approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to start thinking about how to keep your home efficiently warm this season. Our five quick and easy tips are not only inexpensive, but involve less heating, money saving and using less energy – a win-win situation all round!
A simple solutions to ensure that your heating is not going to waste, covering windows, doors and fireplaces is an effective way to keep the warmth within a room. Try draughts excluders in front of doors and heavy lined curtains to cover large windows to reduce heat loss by up to 40%.
Keep doors shut
Close doors to any unused rooms to ensure that the cold air does not escape and circulate in warmer spaces unnecessarily.
Cover the floorboards
It has been estimated that 10% of household heat is lost through un-insulated floorboards according to the National Energy Foundation. Try adding rugs to your floorboards to prevent heat loss and keep your feet cosy.
Unblock the radiators
Avoid placing large pieces of furniture in front of your radiators – not only does this block the heat from warming the room, the furniture obstructing it will be absorbing all of the heat.
Set a timer
Setting a timer to heat the house before you arrive home is an efficient way to save both energy and money. By simply switching on the heating earlier, the house is able to heat up gradually – much more cost effective than turning up the thermostat to heat the house rapidly on arrival.