It’s no secret that the weather has been pretty terrible recently, with cold winds and ice greeting the UK. You may be wondering if there’s things you can do to ensure your home is nice and warm when you return from work – well you’re in luck! We’ve written this post to give you insight into some simple things you can do at home to keep yourselves nice and toasty!
Use your Curtains
Heat from the sun is free, so make the most of it! Make sure you remember to open your curtains in the morning before you leave for work to let the sunlight in during the day, to make use of the free heat. When it gets dark, shut your curtains, as they act as another layer of insulation and keep warmth in your rooms.
Move your Sofa
You’d be surprised at the amount of people that place their sofa in front of the radiator, but this probably isn’t a good idea! You might not realise but anything blocking the radiator is absorbing heat that would otherwise be used to heat your home. By moving it away from the radiator, hot air can circulate more freely. The same goes for your curtains or drying clothes – keep them away from the radiator so that you can get the most out of your heat source.
Wrap up your Tank
Try and ensure that your hot water tank is properly lagged or insulated. This will keep the water warmer for longer, whilst also reducing your heating costs! It’s reckoned that insulating a water tank could save you up to £150 per year, so it’s definitely worth doing. Even just upgrading your tanks ‘old jacket’ will help you save money.
Block out the Draughts
Draught excluders are always a good idea, and you can have fun with it to by making your own? DIY draught-proofing your house can be almost free and save you up to around £25 a year. Self-adhesive rubber seals around your doors and windows are also relatively cheap and can be bought at most DIY stores if you don’t fancy making it yourself. Also, try and make sure you don’t have any leaks or gaps so that the warm air can stay in and the cold air can stay out!
We’re Worcester Accredited Installers, so any issues you’re having making sure your home is nice and warm, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk through your options!