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Keep your home snug this winter

by emily

in Design & Trends, Lifestyle

fireplace

Chilly winter nights won’t allow for fun outside. If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace in your home, you can sip on a glass of wine while reading a good book. After all, this kind of luxury is what fireplaces are built for. For some, this scenario might be a little bit different. Some might sit with a warm water bottle, a good book and glass of wine. Whichever way the scenario unfolds, the outcome remains the same – feeling the warmth around you.

 

Hang heavy curtains to stop heat from escaping

 

Heat can escape from a room due to uncovered windows. Heavy curtains which extend below the window frame will insulate your window and retain heat. Not only will heavy lined curtains retain heat, it will also bring about a warm feel to your room

 

Install insulation in your house

 

If you already have insulation in your home, consider topping up old, thinning insulation. A well insulated home uses less electricity, with the added benefit of keeping your property warm in winter and cool during summer.

 

Seal gaps and cracks

 

Gaps and cracks let the cold air in. Seal up windows and doors by using weather stripper on the perimeter of the frames. Use gap filler for cracks in the wall or place a door snake at the bottom of the door.

 

Keep your bedroom warm

 

Cover your tiles with mats during winter, especially in your bedroom. Your tiles can actually make your room colder. Close your door and switch on the heater for a couple of minutes. Once the room has warmed up, switch off the heater. Do everything you need to before you head off to your bedroom. This way you won’t have to exit the bedroom and let out all the warmth when you want snuggle under your bedding sets.

 

Maintain your heaters

 

Some heating systems require professional attention. Service your heater at least every two years to keep it running efficiently. Be sure to keep your heater free of dust and regularly clean out the filter as to not block up the system. Heaters can be the heart of homes too, so take care of yours.

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