Making your house feel warmer doesn’t have to be difficult. If you follow this guide, then you will soon find that it is easier than ever for you to make your home feel nice and toasty, without a huge energy bill.
Install a Thermostat
One of the first things you need to do is get a programmable thermostat installed. The great thing about programmable thermostats is they give you the chance to control your home’s temperature. Keep your house warm while you are awake, and then have everything turn off automatically at night. This can stop you from leaving the heating turned on and it can also help you to step into a nice warm home when you return from work. Smart thermostats are a bit of an upgrade from normal thermostats, so don’t be afraid to look into them if you want to make a positive change. If you do use a fire, then now could be the time for you to get a pellet stove insert as well, as this will make your fire even more efficient.
Make Sure your Heating Vents are Open
Another thing you have to do is make sure that your heating vents are open. Closing vents was once a way to save money but this is not the case anymore. Now it doesn’t matter if your vents are open or not, because your entire home is going to generate the same amount of air. Fully closing your vents can lead to your system overworking itself, which can lead to higher energy bills. This is the last thing you need, so make sure that you partially close them as this helps to pump heat to all of the right areas. You can also help your heating system to work as efficiently as possible by ensuring that your heaters around the home aren’t blocked.
Add a Door Draft Eliminator
Adding a door draft eliminator is another thing you can do to ensure that everything goes to plan. Cold air can find its way into your home underneath doorways, but a draft eliminator can help a lot here. Often, they are made out of fabric and weighted with sand. You can even make your own if you want. If you do this then you will soon find that it is easier than ever for you to create a solution that works for every single part of your home.
Insulate your Windows
Plastic film and even bubble wrap are all great if you want to insulate your windows cheaply. The great thing about window insulation kits is that they often contain shrink-wrap film that helps to create a bit of a barrier around windows that may be letting a raft in. After you have cut the plastic, you will then put some adhesive tape around the window, before using a hairdryer to seal it in place. The plastic will peel off at the end of the winter season, and it’s a great way for you to ensure that you don’t lose heat unnecessarily.