When you spend your hard-earned cash on getting your home toasty warm, you want to hang onto the heat rather than feel it slowly and cruelly escaping through the many crevices it creeps towards.
With the winter chill at it’s most fierce, you’ll want to do your best to keep the heat in, so we’ve outlined a few ways to ensure the warmth stays where you want it…
Unlike radiators which kick out heat from one side of the room, underfloor heating heats the whole floor area, allowing warmth to be distributed more quickly and consistently. So, you won’t find yourself waiting for colder areas of the room to warm up. Find out more…
Loft cavity insulation is a great way to help lock heat in. Check your roof on a frosty morning. If there are areas without frost, then you need to get insulated. To reduce the amount of warm air escaping through walls, wall insulation is very effective. This helps to reduce the amount of air circulating, therefore minimising heat loss.
Draught-proofing strips are cost effective and very useful between doors and frames where air can escape into colder parts, leaving you feeling less than snug. Try a door snake, attachable brush or draught excluder door surrounds to keep the warmth where you are.
Windows and doors allow heat to leak out, even when closed shut. Double or triple glazing is the best way to solve this issue. The air between each pane of glass helps to reduce heat loss. Or try a caulking material around the window and door frame to help reduce the amount of air escaping through the gaps.
SWITCH OFF THE EXTRACTOR FAN
If you have an extractor fan in your bathroom or kitchen, leaving it on unnecessarily can suck out the warmth and chill the whole house. A timed extractor fan will shut off automatically to save losing your precious heating.
Over time, air becomes trapped in your radiator which can block the flow of water. This means cold spots, and a not so cosy feel to your usually toasty room.
Bleeding a radiator removes the trapped air to ensure that your heating system is energy efficient. How? We’ve got you covered here.