Winters are just around the corner. By now everyone will be busy finding DIYs to keep their homes warm. That’s how pretty much every household functions when it comes to the “preparation” part. Isn’t it?
While wood-burning furnaces can be incredibly romantic on a chilly evening, using this option can be environmentally unfriendly.
Further, it will attract even more cold air to complete the exhaustion process (stack effect). Therefore, we have curated some measures that will help you keep the warm atmosphere for the maximum time possible.
Let’s dive in right away!!
Install a Thermostat
The thermostat helps manage the temperature of your home near the desired setpoint. You can always go for a manually operable thermostat. But, experts recommend using programmable forms. That’s the best way to avoid unnecessary measures, especially if you are planning a vacation.
Some thermostat brands often recommend night time temperatures a little chilly. So, make sure to adjust the temperature as per your comfort.
Use Your Curtains Wisely
Remember, we have a tremendous amount of heat from the sun. And that’s entirely free. Why not make most of it then? So, during days open your curtains to let the sunlight in.
And by evening, close down the curtains. They will act as a layer of insulation during winters. You can also check for any gaps or leaks to avoid any cold air to get inside your cosy home.
Upgrade Your Home Heating Systems
As per the Center for Sustainable Energy, programming your boiler to turn on the heating a little earlier will help to keep the thermostat around the set temperature.
Also, never use fuel sources as per your preferences alone. Because according to Romeo’s Fuel experts, choosing a heating system and fuel oil depends on multiple factors, such as location, and climate. Not only that, the size of your home matters too.
Keeping in mind all these factors will help you reduce the overall cost of the heating system, which in turn will reduce your utility bills.
Improve The Overall Insulation of Your Home
Surprisingly, a home loses more than 25% of its heat through the roof. So, if you install a 25 cm insulation around your loft, you can significantly minimize the loss of heat.
Although it might seem like a costly affair, you can save a lot of money every year on your heating bills. Also, you can contact a supplier and ask for discounts to reduce the costs.
Install Radiator Panels
These are yet again a cheap and easy to install option that will ensure that heat does not get lost. These radiators reflect the warmth and trap it in your home, not the walls.
To Sum it Up
While all these measures can help you keep your home cosy and warm, one simple step that will help you keep yourself warm is wrapping around good quality winter wear.
That’s probably something that will not add any financial burden on your pocket. Simple. Isn’t it? Also, make sure to have a stock of moisturizers and skin hydrating products so that your skin is comfortable for the winter months.
You are equally as important as your home. So, it’s essential to keep a check on both of them during the entire winter season.