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Winter is finally here and the temperature has dropped. Apart from the children enjoying the snow and being off from school the Gas and Electric suppliers are really pleased with the cold snap.
In the first place reducing heat loss is especially important.
Depending upon budget, adding a detachable thermal lining to your existing curtains can be helpful and not too expensive. When the weather warms up this can be removed.
For those with deeper pockets, choose curtains that have been interlined and lined. Furthermore, full length curtains by a door adds insulation from the cold. Although, the ability to use this option, depends upon the type of walls you have and if they are strong enough to hold the weight of the curtains as they can be heavy.
Likewise an interlining and regular lining can be added to Roman Blinds to improve their thermal properties.
During the daytime, open the curtains or blinds to let the sunshine into a room. However, as soon as the night start to draw in, close the blinds or curtains.
While there are a number of blinds that have been built with Eco thermal properties in the design, the expense in one downside. However, over time the saving in energy costs makes the initial out lay worth it. Duette honeycomb blinds provides an energy saving option by its construction.
With this in mind, Cassette blinds with side rails and blackout fabrics contribute to saving energy during any cold spell.
In addition, some Venetian blinds have a thermal layer on the back.
In the past our grand parents made draught excluders using old tights stuffed with material or spare socks. The excluder is then pushed up behind the bottom of the door.
Fitting draught excluders around a door frame, or letterbox, thereby reducing the amount of draught entering the home.
Chimneys allow a large amount of heat to escape form a room. Fit a chimney balloon if the fireplace is not used.
Moreover, moving furniture away from the front of a radiator, thereby allowing heat to circulate within a room.
Furthermore, using a thick quality foil at the back of a radiators on outside walls, reflects heat back into a room.
For the most part this time of the year is expensive to keep the home warm. But at least we have a home to go to.