Winter is the harshest season of all and for those who feel the cold it can mean going into hibernation and snuggling up at home with a blanket and a hot drink. But for some no matter how high they have their heating their home still remains cold. Typically Victorian style terraced houses face this flaw. There are ways in which you can minimise the amount of heat lost to create a warm and cosy home environment. These ways include:
Though most modern homes are fully insulated as they have to comply with contemporary housing regulations, some older style houses still have their original form of insulation like horsehair in the walls. Obviously these old methods are not effective and can mean massive heat loss in your home which can later lead to other issues such as mound and damp. In order to help keep heat in make sure your home is fully insulated and not only will you be prepared for winter but you can save on your heating bill too.
Modern homes mostly have laminate flooring as it is considered stylish but in fact installing carpet is a great trick to help your home stay a little bit warmer. The carpet acts another form of insulation for your floor, the material traps air and helps to keep heat in. As an added bonus carpet is incredibly comfy which is great for the winter season.
A lot of heat can be lost through the windows. A sign that your windows may not be keeping the heat in your home is if there is condensation on the window pane. Installing Thermoglaze double glazing not only adds a barrier from that cold winter air but also prevents any heat within your home being lost. It is important to keep your double glazing up to date as you may find at some point that the seals are showing signs of damp and mould.
If you have a particularly large house then invest in doors that are specially made to keep as much heat in as possible. Having open doors can mean heat can escape which can damage the circulation in your house.
We all have our heating on during the winter, in fact it’s nearly impossible not to. Though if you have an old boiler your heating system may not be as efficient as you’d like it to be. Make sure you get your boiler serviced frequently and if yours is not running as smoothly as it should maybe invest in a new one.
If your heating isn’t providing as much warmth as you’d like, why not invest in a wood burning, coal or gas fire. Not only is this a cheaper option to heating your home but it’s also lovely to congregate by a fire during the colder months.