As temperatures fall, and we prepare for cosy nights in front of the TV, it’s crucial to ensure that our homes are warm. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some simple steps you can take to keep your house toasty this winter.
Adjust the thermostat
A thermostat enables you to control the temperature of your home. As winter looms, and it gets colder outside, it’s a good idea to adjust your thermostat to ensure that your home is cosy and comfortable. Once you’ve set the temperature your heating system will only come on when the figure falls below your chosen level. Using a thermostat is beneficial for those who feel the cold, and it can also help to save money on heating bills.
Keep heat in
Many of us spend a lot of money on heating our homes, only to lose heat through windows, doors and walls. If your heating bills are high, but you’re still cold, try to keep the heat in. There are several ways to boost heat retention, including investing in modern double-glazed windows and doors, adding insulation to lofts and walls and plugging gaps and holes in the walls, window and door frames using sealants and draught excluders.
Check your boiler
The last thing you want is a boiler on the brink as you head into the winter months. If your boiler is old, or you haven’t had a service for years, book an inspection today. Replacing old boilers and servicing units can help to make your home more efficient, save you money and lower the risk of trying to survive the winter with an unreliable boiler.
When it’s freezing outside, there’s nothing more comforting than getting snug in front of the TV. Take these simple tips on board to keep warm this winter.