Keeping Heat in Over Winter
Now that we are reaching the height of winter, the attraction of sitting in front of the fire has never been stronger. But what’s the point of sitting round the fire if the heat is going to escape from the room? There are ways that you can keep heat in your home without having to constantly turn up your thermostat or throw more logs on the fire, and this article will look into a few.
A tried and tested method of keeping that valuable warm air in your home, draught excluders are cheap and versatile, so you can put them next to any door in your home to keep the hot air from escaping. There are endless designs too, so you don’t have to worry about compromising the aesthetics of your home.
Despite the expense of having double glazing installed in your home, the benefits that you will receive in terms of warmth and money saved on heating your home throughout the year are very impressive.
If you leave the house for the majority of the day to go to work, on a sunny day it is a good idea to leave the curtains open and let the sunlight into your home. As soon as it starts to get dark, close the curtains and the heat that you have let in during the day will be retained.
Shut Unused Rooms
Another quick fix that takes a matter of seconds: when rooms aren’t being used, shut all doors to them as cold air can flow through them and spread in your home. Simply by keeping these doors closed when the rooms aren’t needed, you can make a huge difference to the warmth of your home and, in turn, a difference to how much you spend keeping your heating on.
While costly, the benefits of insulation cannot be overstated. Using loft insulation can go a long way to cutting your heating bills as it is incredibly effective at keeping heat in your home. Ensure you contact a professional installer before you have your loft insulated; this way you can be sure you are getting the best quality work.
Here at The Fireplace Studio, we are proud to stock a range of gas and electric fires that can heat your living rooms superbly while maintaining a beautiful focal point for your interior design. If you would like to know more about us, get in touch with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help you.