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The Best Ways to Keep Your Home Warm Over the Winter Period

We’re now migrating into the deeper, darker and icier months of winter. Only three months or so to go until we’ll experience the slight pick-up in temperature, which means we’ve still got a while to go in terms of keeping warm. There’s nothing that ruins a cosy night in more than a cold draught tearing through the home. And so, keeping your home insulated during winter is key to maximising your overall comfort.

Cover Old Floorboards

Most houses with modern, laminate flooring will not experience the same difficulty with cold draughts as those with more original features. Old floorboards can look elegant and create a vintage aesthetic that, understandably, many would not want to relinquish. Therefore, you will need to somehow cover the drafts where possible. Using a heavy (and of course stylish) rug will leave your room less exposed to the cold air beneath your home, while also leaving some of the wood uncovered.

A Modern Fireplace

Most houses come with a chimney and fireplace built in, but truthfully, the older models are not often cost-efficient — or indeed particularly eco-friendly. Opting for a balanced flue gas will ensure that the draughts that often escape down people’s chimneys won’t affect the heat output of your fire.

Heavier Curtains

We can’t always afford to have our walls insulated at the last moment in order to keep our houses warm over the winter period, but in the meantime, there is still a similar approach you can take. Opting for heavier drapes will trap the air escaping through your windows, keeping each room much more protected from the cold. If you live in an older two-up, two-down home, a door curtain will also prevent draughts from flowing into your front room.

DIY Insulation

As mentioned before, it’s not always possible to opt for large-scale insulation techniques, particularly when you’re on a budget. Luckily, there are a few ways you can insulate without incurring a hefty bill:

Set a Timer on Your Thermostat

There are going to be times when your house just doesn’t need to be fully heated to its maximum limit. For instance, when you’re out at work or in bed at night, you will probably find that it doesn’t really matter if the heating is off during these times.

Even if you don’t have the funds to fit your home with new insulation or replace your double-glazing, there are still small changes you can make which will have a surprisingly large effect on how warm your home feels. Small tweaks here and there could make your heating bills far less frightening during the winter months. You may need to crack out some DIY skills, but the savings could be worth it.

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Home Warm Over the Winter Period

We’re now migrating into the deeper, darker and icier months of winter. Only three months or so to go until we’ll experience the slight pick-up in temperature, which means we’ve still got a while to go in terms of keeping warm. There’s nothing that ruins a cosy night in more than a cold draught tearing through the home. And so, keeping your home insulated during winter is key to maximising your overall comfort.

Cover Old Floorboards

Most houses with modern, laminate flooring will not experience the same difficulty with cold draughts as those with more original features. Old floorboards can look elegant and create a vintage aesthetic that, understandably, many would not want to relinquish. Therefore, you will need to somehow cover the drafts where possible. Using a heavy (and of course stylish) rug will leave your room less exposed to the cold air beneath your home, while also leaving some of the wood uncovered.

A Modern Fireplace

Most houses come with a chimney and fireplace built in, but truthfully, the older models are not often cost-efficient — or indeed particularly eco-friendly. Opting for a balanced flue gas will ensure that the draughts that often escape down people’s chimneys won’t affect the heat output of your fire.

Heavier Curtains

We can’t always afford to have our walls insulated at the last moment in order to keep our houses warm over the winter period, but in the meantime, there is still a similar approach you can take. Opting for heavier drapes will trap the air escaping through your windows, keeping each room much more protected from the cold. If you live in an older two-up, two-down home, a door curtain will also prevent draughts from flowing into your front room.

DIY Insulation

As mentioned before, it’s not always possible to opt for large-scale insulation techniques, particularly when you’re on a budget. Luckily, there are a few ways you can insulate without incurring a hefty bill:

Set a Timer on Your Thermostat

There are going to be times when your house just doesn’t need to be fully heated to its maximum limit. For instance, when you’re out at work or in bed at night, you will probably find that it doesn’t really matter if the heating is off during these times.

Even if you don’t have the funds to fit your home with new insulation or replace your double-glazing, there are still small changes you can make which will have a surprisingly large effect on how warm your home feels. Small tweaks here and there could make your heating bills far less frightening during the winter months. You may need to crack out some DIY skills, but the savings could be worth it.

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Home Warm Over the Winter Period

We’re now migrating into the deeper, darker and icier months of winter. Only three months or so to go until we’ll experience the slight pick-up in temperature, which means we’ve still got a while to go in terms of keeping warm. There’s nothing that ruins a cosy night in more than a cold draught tearing through the home. And so, keeping your home insulated during winter is key to maximising your overall comfort.

Cover Old Floorboards

Most houses with modern, laminate flooring will not experience the same difficulty with cold draughts as those with more original features. Old floorboards can look elegant and create a vintage aesthetic that, understandably, many would not want to relinquish. Therefore, you will need to somehow cover the drafts where possible. Using a heavy (and of course stylish) rug will leave your room less exposed to the cold air beneath your home, while also leaving some of the wood uncovered.

A Modern Fireplace

Most houses come with a chimney and fireplace built in, but truthfully, the older models are not often cost-efficient — or indeed particularly eco-friendly. Opting for a balanced flue gas will ensure that the draughts that often escape down people’s chimneys won’t affect the heat output of your fire.

Heavier Curtains

We can’t always afford to have our walls insulated at the last moment in order to keep our houses warm over the winter period, but in the meantime, there is still a similar approach you can take. Opting for heavier drapes will trap the air escaping through your windows, keeping each room much more protected from the cold. If you live in an older two-up, two-down home, a door curtain will also prevent draughts from flowing into your front room.

DIY Insulation

As mentioned before, it’s not always possible to opt for large-scale insulation techniques, particularly when you’re on a budget. Luckily, there are a few ways you can insulate without incurring a hefty bill:

Set a Timer on Your Thermostat

There are going to be times when your house just doesn’t need to be fully heated to its maximum limit. For instance, when you’re out at work or in bed at night, you will probably find that it doesn’t really matter if the heating is off during these times.

Even if you don’t have the funds to fit your home with new insulation or replace your double-glazing, there are still small changes you can make which will have a surprisingly large effect on how warm your home feels. Small tweaks here and there could make your heating bills far less frightening during the winter months. You may need to crack out some DIY skills, but the savings could be worth it.

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Home Warm Over the Winter Period

We’re now migrating into the deeper, darker and icier months of winter. Only three months or so to go until we’ll experience the slight pick-up in temperature, which means we’ve still got a while to go in terms of keeping warm. There’s nothing that ruins a cosy night in more than a cold draught tearing through the home. And so, keeping your home insulated during winter is key to maximising your overall comfort.

Cover Old Floorboards

Most houses with modern, laminate flooring will not experience the same difficulty with cold draughts as those with more original features. Old floorboards can look elegant and create a vintage aesthetic that, understandably, many would not want to relinquish. Therefore, you will need to somehow cover the drafts where possible. Using a heavy (and of course stylish) rug will leave your room less exposed to the cold air beneath your home, while also leaving some of the wood uncovered.

A Modern Fireplace

Most houses come with a chimney and fireplace built in, but truthfully, the older models are not often cost-efficient — or indeed particularly eco-friendly. Opting for a balanced flue gas will ensure that the draughts that often escape down people’s chimneys won’t affect the heat output of your fire.

Heavier Curtains

We can’t always afford to have our walls insulated at the last moment in order to keep our houses warm over the winter period, but in the meantime, there is still a similar approach you can take. Opting for heavier drapes will trap the air escaping through your windows, keeping each room much more protected from the cold. If you live in an older two-up, two-down home, a door curtain will also prevent draughts from flowing into your front room.

DIY Insulation

As mentioned before, it’s not always possible to opt for large-scale insulation techniques, particularly when you’re on a budget. Luckily, there are a few ways you can insulate without incurring a hefty bill:

Set a Timer on Your Thermostat

There are going to be times when your house just doesn’t need to be fully heated to its maximum limit. For instance, when you’re out at work or in bed at night, you will probably find that it doesn’t really matter if the heating is off during these times.

Even if you don’t have the funds to fit your home with new insulation or replace your double-glazing, there are still small changes you can make which will have a surprisingly large effect on how warm your home feels. Small tweaks here and there could make your heating bills far less frightening during the winter months. You may need to crack out some DIY skills, but the savings could be worth it.

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