Winter Tips - Part 1
Now that winter is upon us, we will tend to spend more time indoors and as a consequence of this we will want our home to be warmer. With power costs rising, here’s three great tips to keep your house warmer without blowing the utilities budget.
- Make use of timers.
If your heating has a timer, make sure you use it. Set the timer for 30 minutes before you plan to get out of bed in the morning but set at it at a reduced temperature. This allows the house to warm gradually, using less power than a higher temperature to provide ‘instant warmth’. The timer is also a great way of making sure you don’t forget to turn your heater off before you leave home.
- Don’t block your heat source.
Whether you have a radiator or central heating vents, don’t place your furniture in a way that blocks the heat getting to the space. It’s tempting to want to sit close to the heat source, but this will only serve to block heating from getting to the rest of the space. Likewise, avoid placing a clothes rack directly next to or over the heat source.
- Make us of your curtains/blinds.
Any heat the winter sun generates is free, so during the day make sure your curtains or blinds are drawn to take advantage of this. Once the sun is down, close curtains and blinds to add another layer of insulation to keep the warmth in the room.