WINTER IS HERE!
For most of us, that means turning the heating up and spending ridiculous amount of money on our energy bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can stay warm at home this winter AND save money on your energy bill with these 5 tips:
- Block out the draughts
- Keep the heating low
- Use your curtains
- Make the most out of your radiator
- Add layers to your floor
Block out the draughts
The number one reason why it’s cold in our homes is because of poor insulation, letting in draughts! Nevertheless, there are a few ways you can stop the draught from coming in through your windows and doors.
Patch up the gaps around your windows and doors and invest in self-adhesive rubber seals or insulation tape. This is a great investment that will save you money on your heating bill! You can also purchase a door drought excluder for extra insulation.
If you’re feeling creative, do a DIY door draught excluders or if you’re feeling cheap, why not use a pool noodle or an old pillow/cushion to block out the draughts, it will look awkward but it will do the job!
Keep the heating low
It’s cheaper to turn on the heating at a low temperature (18-21°C/ 64-69°F) than it is to turn it on at a high temperature at your preferred time. If you’re going to use your heating, set it at a low temperature and time it to turn on an hour or 30 mins before you wake up so your house is already feeling warm. Also, avoid keeping the heating on whilst you’re out of the house.
Use your curtains
If you have curtains, here are some things you can do to try to keep the warmth from escaping through the windows:
- Close the curtains before sunset to avoid the cold late night temperatures from invading in.
- Keep curtains closed during the day if you’re not at home to lock in the warmth.
- Use heavy curtains to block out the cold effectively, especially when you have single-glazed windows.
Make the most out of your radiator
The heat from the radiators usually go upwards than around the house. To get the warm air to spread properly, cover some card (that matches the size of your radiator) with tinfoil and place behind the radiator to reflect the heat to go outwards rather than up. This will help retain more heat. You can also purchase a ready made foil insulation.
Add layers to your floor
Whether you already have a carpet or wooden floor, it’s always nice to add an extra layer on top of that, especially during the winter.
Add a rug to your carpet or wooden floor to keep cosy! You can also add a roll of carpet onto the wooden floor to keep the warm air from escaping.
Don’t forget, if the cold weather is making you lazy to do your laundry, Just schedule a collection with Laundryheap and we’ll take care of it for you! That way you can relax and enjoy being cosy and warm at home.
How do you keep your house warm and save money on your bills in the winter? Leave a comment!