5 ways to keep your home warm in winter and save money
Daniel Lipari, July 2016
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Keeping your home warm in winter is essential for your comfort, but often the energy bill at the end of the season can be a nasty shock. Heating a house around the clock will use a lot of electricity (or gas) so it’s important to maximise your home’s warmth and trap it inside as long as possible. With a few handy tips and tricks, you can keep your home nice and cosy – and save yourself some cash.
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Use your heating efficientlyIf you have central heating, keep the air filters clean and replace them as needed. A clogged filter will use more power and increase your energy costs, so it’s important to keep them clear. If you’re only using part of the house, try a space heater instead of the central heating. A small heater can be more efficient at heating up one room, as long as the area is closed off to keep the heat in. You could also consider a good old-fashioned fireplace for heating and ambience.
Insulate your homeInsulating your home may seem expensive but it will save you money in the long run. Without insulation, you can lose 25 to 35 per cent of heat through the ceiling, not to mention the walls, windows and floor. Install insulation in your roof and consider double glazed or double pane windows. Keeping the heat inside your home means your energy bills will be cheaper and you will be more comfortable. As an added bonus, an insulated house also stays cooler during summer, so you can enjoy the benefits of insulation all year round.
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