There’s been plenty of talk in recent times about the difficulties some people face affording to stay warm in their home. Once the temperatures drop a fully-functioning central heating system is essential, making taking out boiler insurance to give you peace of mind a worthwhile consideration. However, the costs of keeping your house toasty can soon add up, so here are a few things we think are worth trying:
You might not realise it but a little draught can make a real difference to the temperature of a room. Therefore, it’s worth using a letterbox draught excluder and (if appropriate) a keyhole cover. Don’t forget old fashioned methods, like using a draught excluder at the foot of your door to stop heat escaping, still work just as well. You can easily make one by filling cut up old tights with pairs of socks, or buy one if you’d prefer something a little more decorative.
Keep it closed
It’s worth remembering to keep curtains closed once the sun goes down as the extra layer can make all the difference. If the sun is shining don’t be afraid to let it naturally heat up the room during the day. If you’re looking to save cash make your own drape in a material of your choice. Remember too, it’s not just windows this can benefit, as a door leading to outside can also be insulated in the same fashion. And don’t forget to keep your internal doors shut when possible too, as this will help to keep the area you’re in nice and warm.
Find a new use for tin foil
While boiler insurance can help to keep your central heating system functioning efficiently you might find you’re still able to do a bit more to stop loss. A little tin foil placed behind your radiator will reflect heat back in to the room, rather than allowing it to escape. This might prove particularly useful if you’ve a radiator attached to an external wall.
Improve your insulation
Insulation foam isn’t expensive and you might find fitting it yourself is an easy enough job. Adding this to your loft should allow you to knock your thermostat down a couple of degrees and reduce your energy bills. It might also be worth looking in to other kinds of insulation, as although this will involve an initial outlay it should pay for itself fairly quickly.