3 ways to warm up your home
Living in a drafty, cold home isn’t fun, and it isn’t healthy either. If you find yourself shivering no matter how high you turn up the heating, then you need to make some changes.
Having a warm, draft free home, is something we should all be able to enjoy. Cold environments can lead to damp and mould, which are both really detrimental to our health. If a cold, drafty home is impacting your life, then these 3 ways to warm up your home will help.
1. Make sure your central heating is up to scratch
Most of us will have central heating in our homes as our main source of heat. It’s important to make sure that central heating boilers are serviced regularly so that they’re always running as they should. Poorly maintained systems can lead to failing systems, leaving us shivering as a result.
If your boiler is getting a little dated, then it might be time to think about replacing it with a more modern, more energy efficient boiler.
If you’re still living in a house without central heating, then central heating installation will have a huge impact on the warmth of your home.
2. Invest in some decent curtains
Thick curtains can help to warm up a room by preventing any drafts from creeping in through drafty windows and doors. One of the coldest areas of our house is the area near the front door. We’ve invested in a heavy door curtain that we pull across each night, and it has made the whole area less drafty.
Curtains can also give the added illusion of extra warmth. There’s nothing nicer than pulling the curtains closed in the winter months and curling up under a blanket in front of a warm fire.
3. Consider new windows
Old, drafty windows are one of the biggest causes of cold houses. If your central heating system is pumping out heat but it’s escaping through the windows, you’re never going to warm up your home.
New, UPVC windows will help to insulate your home, keeping the warmth in and the cold out.
If a cold, drafty home is bringing you down, then try out these tips and you’ll be amazed at the difference they make! Do you have any top tips for keeping your house cosy and warm? Let us know in the comments.
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