How to keep your home warm without breaking the bank this winter
As winter approaches and energy prices are on the rise it’s becoming difficult for many households to cover the cost of heating their homes.
And by the looks of the forecast, we are heading for an exceptionally cold winter.
Therefore, it’s definitely time to start thinking about ways to keep your home warm without breaking the bank.
Here are some tips that can help you stay warm and save money on your heating bills:
Use your curtains strategically
Curtains can be your best friend in the winter.
Open them when the sun is shining to let some heat in, and close them when it gets dark or if you have your heating on.
This will help to keep the heat inside and prevent it from escaping through the windows.
Using your curtains effectively is especially important if you don’t have double glazing on your windows as they will let out a lot of heat.
Put timers on your heating
Make sure your heating is only on when you need it and you are not wasting any power.
You can install a timer on your heating system or split system, which will turn it off when you're not at home or when you're asleep.
This will save you money on your energy bills and keep your home warm when you need it most.
Move furniture away from any heating sources
If you have furniture blocking your heating source, it can prevent the air from circulating around the room properly.
Make sure you move your furniture away from any heating sources, such as radiators or vents.
This will ensure that the warm air can circulate around the room more easily, making your home feel warmer.
It is also extremely important for safety reasons as some heating elements can cause fire if they come into contact with flammable materials.
Purchase draft stoppers
Draft stoppers are a cheap and effective way to stop any cold air from entering your home.
You can purchase draft stoppers for doors and windows, which will help to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
This is an excellent investment that can help you save money on your energy bills and will not break the bank!
Use throw rugs in areas with hard surface floors
If you have hard surface floors in your home, they can get very cold in the winter.
To protect yourself from the cold floors and add some extra insulation to your rooms, use throw rugs in areas with hard surface floors.
This will help to keep your feet warm and make your home feel cosier.
Radiant floor heat
Radiant floor heat is a bit expensive to install, but it can be a wonderful luxury to invest in.
This heating system uses hot water or electricity to heat the floor, which then radiates heat throughout the room.
This can be an excellent way to keep your home warm and save money on your heating bills in the long run.
By following these tips, you can keep your home warm without breaking the bank this winter.
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