How to keep your home warm in the winter

November 18, 2019 10:34 am Published by

The winter months have officially arrived and while the festivities are filling the air with joy the cold seems to also be creeping into some of our homes!

At GLS we care about our customers, that’s why some of our handy team of experts have gathered some information and top tips on how you can keep your home warm in winter without the rising costs of heating bills!

Distribute your heat

When your home is cold the first thing you think to do is to turn on your radiators. ultimately this is the best source of heat for your home, however, with rising energy bills, it can be costly. Make sure you are utilising your heat accordingly and regularly bleed your radiators to ensure that they are reaching their maximum temperature.

How do I bleed my radiators?

There is a small valve at the top end of your radiator. On this valve, there will usually be a small square which can be turned to adjust the valve release excess air that can be delaying your radiator from heating fully.

Top tip*
cover cardboard with foil and place behind your radiator, this will reflect the heat across your room rather than through the wall.

Invest in double glazing

Most modern houses are now fitted with double glazed windows due to their efficiency with temperature control. However, some older house’s are still only utilising single-paned glass.

Your windows are the one location where heat escapes from your home quickly, make sure your home is protected from cold drafts and invest in some double glazed windows.

Double glazing allows the low winter sun to stream through your windows and warm your home, once the suns radiant heat has passed through the double glazed unit the room retains the ambient heat.

Top tip*
As well as improved insulation double-glazing also offers noise control, this can be ideal for homeowners who live near a busy road.

 

Let your curtains do the work

It can be very beneficial to invest in some good quality, thick, thermal curtains. All homes with central heating benefit from energy-efficient thermal curtains as they prevent warm or cold air from leaving or entering a room.

In Winter good quality thermal curtains can keep the heat inside your home which reduces the need for more heat, ultimately saving you money on your energy bills.

Invest in some home furnishings.

Having cosy home furnishings can make your home feel warmer in the winter, give your home a winter makeover by layering your sofas and beds with blankets and cushions that can add extra comfort and insulation during the colder months!

Top tip*
Did you know that heat can escape through your floorboards? Prevent this by adding rugs to your wooden floors!

Insulate your conservatory!

Conservatories are notoriously difficult to heat, many homeowners neglect their conservatory in the winter purely because of how cold the space can get.

Here at GLS we have the solution to keep your conservatory warm in the winter, we offer warm roofing installations across Leicester and the Midlands. We can replace your old conservatory roof with a super-efficient, lightweight tiled roof that will not only add value to your home but it will also keep your conservatory at an ambient temperature all-year-round.

Interested in any of our services? Contact our team today!