While we talk about having a white Christmas every year, it’s actually January and February that tend to bring the coldest temperatures, as well as that chance of snow. But just because you’re feeling the cold outside, shouldn’t mean that you feel it inside.
Keeping your home warm is important for your health, happiness and comfort. If for any reason, your home feels colder than usual, then it’s time to investigate and take steps to warm it up again.
With the coldest months around the corner, here are some tips for warming up your home and beating the cold.
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Check for draughts, and fix them
If you feel a draught in your home, then it’s important that you take steps to fix it. Check all of your windows and doors for signs of cold, there may be some obvious fixes you can do to help them keep the heat in. Resealing your windows and doors can make a big difference, provided you use an effective sealant like Sikaflex 11fc. If there is significant damage to your windows and doors, you may need to replace them completely to help keep your home insulated.
Maintain your radiators
If your home isn’t heating as well as it should, inspect your radiators. Even relatively new radiators may need bleeding, which can cause them to work less efficiently than they should. Bleeding your radiator is quick and simple, so try that in the first instance. If they’re still not working well, you might want to bring in a professional to take a closer look.
Invest in thicker curtains
Curtains are a fantastic tool for insulation, as well as looking great in your space. Thicker curtains are ideal for winter, helping to keep the heat in so your rooms stay warm. Curtains are an energy-efficient way of heating your home. Open them during the day to let the sun in, then close them at night to give your home the most benefit. You could also make the most of your blinds too and double up against the cold.
Use hot water bottles and wrap up warm
You can’t beat a hot water bottle for giving you some extra warmth when your home is a little chilly, especially at night. More eco-friendly and cost-effective than lighting the fire or upping the heating, Adding some additional layers will also help you stay warm – the perfect excuse to put on your favourite knitwear or wrap up in your dressing gown.
Being in a cold home can make you miserable, but it can also lead to health issues too. Making sure your home is properly heated will get you through the winter months, and protect your home from some of the problems the cold can bring. Get into the habit of checking your home every winter for signs of a problem, and take steps to make sure your home is always thoroughly heated.