Winter is here and you know what that means. You won’t be heading out as much. Instead, you’ll be staying in where it’s cosy and warm away from the chilly weather. If you’re going to do that, I think there are some changes that you could make to your home to make it a lovely place to hide from the winter winds. Big and small, these suggestions are sure to improve your home and keep you toasty through the season of chills.
Improve Your Home Insulation?
How can you improve your home insulation? There are few things that you can look at. Firstly, you can think about upgrading the windows in your home. That means that you will be able to keep warm air in for longer. You can do this by upgrading to double or triple glazing. This is quite costly so you may want to consider this option carefully. Think about whether it is worth doing. If you’re considering moving home soon, it probably isn’t.
You may also want to think about your roof. If you have poor insulation in your home, it’s likely that problem is related to the roof. If you speak to a roofer, you’ll be able to learn about the different solutions to this issue.
Or, if you want a completely free option, just start shutting doors around your home and closing the curtains. This will trap the heat inside and keep your house warm without any changes.
Get A Thermostat
The best thermostat is awesome and very smart indeed. It will let you control the heating in your home to a precise degree. They can even be used to heat different rooms to different temperatures. Some can be controlled by your phone or a tablet. That’s useful if you’re feeling chilly but you don’t want to get up off the sofa. This improvement won’t cost a fortune and is certainly worth doing. Particularly, if you love coming home to a house that’s already at your perfect temperature.
Check Your Heater
Before winter truly kicks in I always arrange for my heating to be checked by a professional. There are two reasons for this. The first is that I don’t want to risk it breaking down in the middle of the season leaving me freezing my toes off. The second is that if your heating is damaged you might be using more energy than you need. This is going to push up those house bills and you don’t want that. Besides, if you catch and issue early it can be a less expensive repair.
Buy New Furniture
Well, it won’t keep your home any warmer, but it will make it cosier. The best thing about this is that we’re right in the middle of sale season. You’re guaranteed to be able to find some comfy new furniture for your living room on offer.
An Electric Blanket
Finally, I’ve been meaning to get one of these for years and I think this is the year. An electric blanket will keep you warm and cosy in bed no matter what the weather is like outside. It’s a home accessory I can certainly recommend.