There are many ways to keep your house warm this winter, but how do you know which ones will work best? Of course, that is a question that every homeowner asks. Whether it’s using curtains, timers on your central heating system, or installing radiator valves- there are plenty of options available.
Here are the most effective tips and strategies for staying cozy during the cold months.
Curtains are a great way to keep your house warm in the winter. They help insulate your windows and stop any cold air from getting in. Make sure you close your curtains when it gets dark outside so that you can take advantage of the heat that’s been trapped inside during the day.
When purchasing your curtains, consider the following factors:
Thicker curtains are better at keeping the cold out. However, if your windows are very drafty, you may want to consider buying lined or thermal-backed curtains too. *Tip: Use a pair of draught excluders below each door.
Avoid white cotton/linen – they’re not great insulators and will let heat escape through them quickly in wintertime. Instead, opt for thicker material like velvet which is much warmer. Make sure that any lining complies with UK fire regulations if it has one.
If you have children or pets who might play around the window sill when taking down your curtains, here is what to do, line your curtain rod with an extra layer of fabric, so there’s no risk of them falling.
Large, bold patterns are better at keeping the heat in. Geometric shapes and large images will also provide insulation from cold drafts. This means that choosing a patterned fabric for your curtains may be more beneficial than opting for plain white or cream – especially if you have children who love to play with their toys by an open window.
If there is no pattern on your curtain, then it’s good to add faux panels using another material such as felt or lining, which can help insulate any windows without obstructing light coming through them.
Use Timers on Your Central Heating
One of the best ways to make sure your house is warm enough this winter is to use timers on your central heating. This will mean that you don’t have to worry about whether or not it’s on, and you can set it to come on a few hours before you get home so that your house is nice and warm when you arrive.
Wrapping Up Warm
One of the easiest ways to stay warm this winter is by wearing layers and wrapping yourself up as if it was a blanket. However, it’s essential not to wear any tight clothing because it may restrict blood flow and make you more likely to catch a cold or, even worse: frostbite. So grab those thick socks, trousers, long-sleeved shirts, scarves, and hats; put on some rosy cheeks too, and don’t forget two pairs of gloves—one for working with hot water bottles, and one just for going outside.
The winter season is here, and it can be challenging to keep warm. The best way to stay warm this winter is by keeping your house and room heated by following the tips above.
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