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5 Cost-Effective Ways To Stay Warm This Winter

Posted by Kerri Mosher on November 7, 2016 in Blog |

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty cold at the moment. The winter is almost here, and the temperatures are already dropping below the point of comfort. Now’s the time when we start putting the heating on. That’s also an expensive way of doing things, and we’ll pay for it later on. There’s got to be a better way of saving cash and staying warm at the same time! Luckily for us, there is.

Rearrange The Furniture

Here’s an easy one for you. You probably don’t even think about it, but the location of your furniture makes a big impact on your heating. Every time you put that thermostat on, the radiators are going to heat anything directly next to them. Normally, this takes the form of a big, bulky sofa. So, move it away from your radiators, but be sure to keep it away from the windows, too. You’ll get more heat into the room this way.

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Look To Heat Pumps

It’s obvious that we have to heat our homes during the winter. We could give you a million ways to stay warm, but ultimately, you’re going to need some form of heat. The idea of heat pumps is to provide the heat we need but with less energy consumption. Basically; it’s a way of cutting down our energy bills, and it’s also a sustainable source of heat at the same time. Electric heat pumps can be installed by numerous companies if you wish.

Be Tactical With Doors

When it comes to the winter, we’re often told to “trap the air in” by closing our doors. It isn’t necessarily the best thing to keep all our doors closed at all times. It’s somewhat of a game to maximize heat with the way you do this. If you’ve just had a shower, keeping that door open can bring the flow of heat into other rooms. But, you need to be wary of drafts in other rooms too. It’s one big puzzle, so think about it tactically as you go.

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Carpets & Rugs

Many of us live in locations where our floors aren’t covered by carpets or rugs. The idea of a wooden floor has become a luxurious one in modern times, but it doesn’t help with the cold. In the winter, it can be a good idea to add carpets and rugs for insulation purposes. By adding layers to the floor, you can save a lot of the heat from escaping through the ground.

Add Foil To Your Radiators

You know that tinfoil you’ve got in your kitchen? We’ve got the best use ever for it! By adding foil to the back of your radiators, you can reflect heat back into the room instead of the ceiling. And, if you’re not content with the effectiveness of normal kitchen foil, you can buy special foil for this purpose. Check out your local store or go online if you’re interested in this.

Let’s all keep warm this winter and get through Christmas, and before we know it, it’ll be summer again!

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