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Tips for Preventing Heat Loss in your Home

0 Comments DIY   (on 05-Jan-2018 09:23 AM)

With the weather getting colder, those old jumpers coming out of storage and the dial on the central heating slowly being turned up, it’s the perfect time to talk about heat loss.

 

With winter rapidly approaching, more and more of us are looking for ways to keep the cold at bay and, in turn, save a bundle on our home heating. But how can we prevent heat loss in our homes? Here’s some of our top tips.

 

Stop Those Draughts

 

Ever opened your door on a cold day and felt the warm air in your room rush out? That’s effectively what happens when you leave draughts around your doors in your home.

 

A steady flow of cold air into your property fundamentally compromises the heat retention of your home and, in turn, forces you to turn up the heating in your home.

 

Thankfully, it’s a simple enough problem to fix. By investing in a draught excluder for your exterior doors you’ll dramatically increase the heat retention properties of your home as well as cut outside noise down. Simple, cheap and effective – perfect!

 

Whilst you’re at it, install rubber draught excluders around the frame of your exterior doors to complete the job.

 

Go Double-Glazing

 

Single glazed windows are awful at stopping heat loss within your home and are one of the major reasons why some homes are colder than others. Investing in double glazing is expensive though, and for listed buildings or rented properties, it might not be possible for you to fit it.

 

That’s where double glazing film comes in. This special film is hair-dried onto your window and provides a secondary glazing effect that’s completely invisible to the naked eye. Fantastic at stopping heat loss and preventing condensation, it’s an ideal, low cost way to prevent heat loss in your home.

 

Insulate, Insulate, Insulate

 

The key to a warm home is insulation, so if you can, it’s time to insulate. The government offer a wide range of grants for free insulation within your home if you fit certain criteria, but for the rest of us insulation isn’t an expensive purchase.

 

Simple things like adding insulation to a loft can dramatically raise the heat retention potential of a house and save you bundles on bills. If you don’t qualify for free insulation, or would rather buy it yourself, we offer a comprehensive range of insulation products to get the job done quickly and cheaply.


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