As the year draws to an end, the nights will be getting darker much earlier in the evening. The leaves have dropped off your trees and there’ll be more rain showers and possibly even hail and snow. The most noticeable change during the winter months is the rapid drop in temperature. To make sure your family stays warm, here are some top tips to help increase the temperature of your home this winter.
Trap the heat leaving your home
If you want your home to feel warmer, the first thing you’ll probably think about doing is turning your thermostat up. If you turn your central heating up, your radiators will soon warm up the immediate area around them. The only problem is getting that heat to spread all around your home so you can feel the benefits in every corner of every room of the house.
As heat rises, a lot of it will escape through the roof before it has the chance to warm up your home. Make sure your roof is properly insulated to reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat your home. As well as the roof, your windows also let a lot of heat escape from your home. If you have old wooden frames or even singled glazed glass, you could find your rooms remain cold no matter how high you turn your thermostat. To fix this problem, consider replacing any outdated windows in your home. For example, Wombourne Windows has been providing the best uPVC windows Shrewsbury has to offer locally for nearly 40 years. All of their windows are energy rated “A” +3. This means that your windows could save you hundreds of pounds in utility bills, so you’ll earn the cost of installing them back within a few years.
Install a smart thermostat
When you walk through your front door after a long period out in the cold, you’ll want to walk into a warm home. Unfortunately, unless you managed to plan ahead of time you might find it takes the best part of an hour to heat up your home once you’ve walked in and turned on your central heating. Now, in 2020 you don’t have to even be in your home to turn the heating on. By installing a smart thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home as long as you have access to the internet on your smartphone. Not only will this device give you greater control of your central heating, it could also save you money as it recognises when you’re out of the house and turns the system off.
Don’t forget the traditional methods
No matter how many improvements you make to your home, you shouldn’t forget about the more traditional methods of making sure your home is cosy this winter. If there are any gaps at the bottom of your doors, fit a draught excluder to stop the heat escaping. If you like to be warm at bedtime, consider filling up a hot water bottle and placing it in the bed an hour before you go to sleep.