We are six weeks away from Christmas and it’s time to think about now is the time to get your home as warm as possible. Depending on where you are in the world, the winter can be pretty harsh. If you haven’t started yet, don’t panic: you still have time! It’s never too early to think about the winter season, and if you get your home ready now you can enjoy a comfortable few months.
Whether you need to look into furnace repair or a boiler replacement, you need to look at how you can ensure that your house is as warm as possible and as safe as possible with it! You don’t want to come in from a cold evening and sit in the house feeling just as cold as when you were on the outside. With that in mind, we’ve got six simple ways you can warm up your house and feel as comfortable as possible this winter.
Always Let The Light In
Sunlight is a natural warmer for your house. Throwing back the curtains through the day and allowing the sunlight through the glass will naturally warm the house. The key is to shut the curtains as soon as the sun goes down and trap the heat in the house. You can ensure that your house has a natural source of heat when you leave the curtains open. The sunshine can do wonders for the space!
Warmer color schemes in the winter months can help you to feel warmer – try it and see! Sometimes, you don’t have to change the temperature: a simple switch up of accessories will ensure that your home looks warm. Deeper and darker colors will instantly make you feel that the room is warmer, and you don’t need a change in temperature to get you there!
Close The Fireplace
If you have a chimney and fireplace in the home, keep it closed unless you’re using it properly. A closed fireplace will keep the cool air out and any drafts will be stopped from coming down the chimney and into the house, too. If you do want to put the fire on in your house, make sure that one of the professionals has cleaned out the chimney and ensured that there are no animals or nests in the space. A dirty and sooty chimney is a fire hazard!
If you’re feeling cold in the house, add some layers. Pop on some fuzzy socks and an oversized cardigan and get yourself under a blanket. Where possible, you want to save some cash on your household heating bills, and ensuring you are wearing the right layers will mean that you feel cosy.
Check Your Insulation
From door snakes to insulation in the walls, you need to ensure that your heat generated in the house is staying in the house and not leaking out of the walls. Check that your insulation is adequate at the start of the winter season!