With the cost of living on the rise, and temperatures dropping lower than ever before, it’s no wonder people are searching for ways to keep their homes warmer in winter! Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to increase the heat in your home and keep it in for longer.
We’ve put together a list of our top tips to help you keep your home warm during winter, with easy and affordable changes you can make to make your home more efficient – and most importantly, warmer!
Let’s get stuck in…
1 – Point the Heat in the Right Direction
If you’re using your heating sparsely, it’s vital that the heat you are paying for is directed into your home and not straight out of your walls! Particularly useful for exterior walls, you can place a reflective material behind your radiators that will bounce the heat back into the room – rather than heating the wall and this heat being lost outside. You can purchase this foil insulation from most home stores, or if you’re feeling particularly crafty you can cover a sheet of card in tin foil and place it behind your radiators! Not only will this nifty hack help to retain the heat, but it will also help to heat your home faster meaning you save money – win-win!
2 – Eliminate those Draughts!
Depending on the age of your property, some houses can lose up to 20% of their overall heat via draughts. This is a huge waste of energy and money! Any tiny gaps around your windows, doors, floorboards, skirting boards, and even the keyhole can result in a significant loss of heat. Purchase a draught excluder for your doors, or use anything suitable you have laying around. For gaps around windows and elsewhere around the house you can you insulating tape – a quick, affordable and surprisingly effective way to reduce draughts.
3 – Curtains Can Make a Big Difference
Opening your curtains during the day can let in a great deal of sunlight which will slowly but surely add some warmth to the affected rooms; however, it’s important to shut them again as soon as the sun begins to go down. Even the newest, most energy-efficient windows will still lose some heat, so by closing your curtains you’re helping to add a layer of insulation between the room and the window, making it harder for the heat to escape. You can up the ante here by purchasing thermal curtains; however, they can be rather expensive. For a more affordable option that still gets the job done, we recommend opting for lined curtains at the very least.
4 – Upgrade Your Heating
It may sound counterintuitive if you’re trying to save money, but upgrading your radiators or even your whole heating system can help to significantly reduce your energy bills and make your home warmer at the same time! Take our German electric radiators, for example, they can reach full temperature within just minutes meaning you save both time and money heating your home. Plus, every radiator can be controlled individually using a thermostat – giving you more control over your heat and helping you to maintain a consistent temperature in every desired room.
Keep your Home Warmer in Winter with North East Heating Solutions
If your existing heating could do with an upgrade, why not contact us today on 0800 1026749 to book a free survey. We’re experts in delivering energy-efficient heating solutions to homes across the country. Completely tailored to your home and your specific needs, our expert heating solutions could save you up to a third on your energy bills!