With the cold creeping in much faster than many of us expected, the majority of the UK are going to be looking at how to keep their homes warm this winter; and hoping for any top tips that can help.
So, with that being said, this piece is going to take a look at a couple of ways in which you can help keep your home feeling toasty – hopefully in ways that are easy to implement.
Read on to find out more!
Invest In A Rug
Rugs can not only be a statement piece in the home, but they also have some great benefits. One benefit in particular is that they can be much nicer to walk on than hardwood floors, and another being that they are excellent at trapping in heat!
Whether you have carpeted, hardwood or lino flooring, you will almost always benefit from using a rug in your room. It will help to keep your feet warm, and will also trap the cool air underneath it – and keep it there.
There are plenty of different sizes and styles to choose from, so you can choose one to suit both your needs and aesthetic.
Get The Curtains Up
Curtains are an excellent means of keeping cold air out and warm air in, along with offering privacy and keeping smells in one place. They are a great alternative if you do not have many doors in your home, or you have an open-plan living design such as a kitchen into the living room. Open-plan designs like this can make rooms feel much colder, as there is a much wider space that needs to be heated up to maintain its warmth. Therefore, curtains can offer a great barrier to keep the rooms separate, while also allowing you to heat up a smaller space than you might have been able to without one.
Check Your Heating Options
Do not leave it until last minute to check the heating options for your home, just in case they do need some adjustments: if you have heaters, make sure they are in full working order; ensure that your boiler is working properly and is safe to run; and if you are looking for another source of heat for your home, consider an air conditioning installation.
An air conditioner can keep your home toasty when you need it, and will maintain a cooler temperature when the seasons start to turn back again – allowing you a seamless perfect temperature in your home every day.
Avoid Air Leaks
Not only are air leaks expensive when you are trying to keep your home heated, but they are also just a pain to experience. Feeling a draught on the back of your neck or up your legs is not you want in your home when you are trying to get warm. So, make sure to plug up and draught-proof any holes or gaps you can find in order to keep your home at a consistent temperature.