Do you spend too much cash on heating your home during the winter months? Are you looking for ways to improve the situation without breaking the bank? Then you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m going to explain how I managed to reduce my power bills and keep warm during the cold period. You can replicate my ideas and achieve the same results if you’re careful. At the end of the day, we all want to have an amazing time this Christmas. It’s just that sometimes you have to think outside of the box to make that happen.
- Add more insulation to your loft
The first thing you need to do is add more insulation to your loft. The room above your home is there to help retain as much heat as possible. However, we all know that most of the money we spend on warmth disappears through the ceiling. You can stop that from happening by purchasing extra insulation and putting it in place. Just make sure you cover your arms and hands when handling the product. Fibreglass can become rather itchy if it comes into contact with your skin. With a bit of luck, you will notice a positive change instantly.
- Replace your front door
Old front doors tend to become rather drafty. The door will have changed shape many times, and so it can’t create a seal. That’s what happens when you purchase wooden doors. The material will contract and expand as the temperature changes, and that can become problematic over time. The experts over at Lakes Doors say getting a new product could help to keep your home warmer this winter. All high-quality doors are made to measure, and so you can guarantee it will fit perfectly. Once you remove all the drafts from your home, you should spend less on heating the property.
- Paint in dark colours
Remember how I said you should experiment with colours in my summer home improvement post? Well, I also think you need to do the same thing during the winter months. Presuming you have enough time to spare, giving the walls a new coat is a wise move. When it’s hot outside, you want light colours that reflect all that warmth. However, you’ll want to select something darker when the temperature drops. Deep reds, blues and blacks are always popular at this time of the year. Those shades absorb the heat and leave your home feeling a little warmer. At the end of the day, every little helps!
- Use window film to create a seal
As we just mentioned, you need to purchase a new front door to get a perfect seal. However, the same isn’t true when it comes to your windows. There are some fantastic cheap products that will solve all your issues. Window film is a lot like the kitchen film you might use for cooking. The only difference is that it is a little thicker and able to withstand more heat. You simply place the film over your window frame and shrink it into place with a hairdryer. It creates an airtight seal that is almost like having new windows.
Everyone should manage to stay warm this winter with those tips. All that’s left for me to say now is Happy Christmas guys! I hope all your homes are warm enough during the holiday season, and that you get to spend time with the people you love. It’s been a long year for most of us, so let’s celebrate reaching the end and starting a new chapter.