Now that we are moving through autumn and the winter months are quickly approaching, you will want to ensure that your home stays as toasty and warm as possible so you can escape from the chill. Well, now is the time to start battening down the hatches and coming up with new ways that you can keep Jack Frost at bay. Let’s take a closer look at five methods that you can implement today that will keep your home at its warmest.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats have been all the rage in the past couple of years, and there are plenty of good reasons why this is the case. Firstly, you can control everything from your smartphone so you have ultimate flexibility to heat up your home ready for when you get back. As well as this, the control you have tends to have a positive effect on your heating bills. It may take a little while to get used to the new system, but once you do, you will wonder how you ever survived without it!
Sunlight During the Day, Curtains Closed at Night
The above motto is a good one to live by when you are trying to keep your house warm. Once the sun is shining, you want to capture as much of that heat as possible. So, open your curtains wide and let as much of it into the house as you can. When the sun goes down, close your drapes all around your home. You could also consider making the switch to winter curtains which are bigger, thicker and retain the heat much better.
Look at Your Radiators
You may decide that is time to make the switch to column radiators, in which case this blog post explains why you should do this. Another thing that you can do is to put some special reflective radiator foil behind them to reflect the heat back into the room. Avoid putting anything directly on them like laundry as they will not be heating up your house effectively. However, a shelf or a table can help them to spread the heat more evenly.
Layer Up Your Wooden Floors
Most people have wooden floors these days, which have been estimated to account for 10 percent of the heat lost in your home. Carpets and rugs are the obvious solution which you should utilise. You may have a special thick winter rug, in which case, now is the time to roll it out ready for the coming season.
Close Doors Around the House
If you spend a lot of time in a particular room, keep the door closed as much as possible. If there aren’t many other gaps for the heat to escape, you can create your very own mini sauna environment. For big, open spaces, try using a few room dividers. Though it may not seem like they are doing all that much, every little helps during the colder months.
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