Home insulation is vital throughout the cold winter months.
Many British homes are expensive to heat during the winter. Some houses are difficult to heat too. Furthermore, a lot of these homes even suffer from damp due to their poor insulation.
Energy costs rarely decrease. Moreover, heating costs are likely to keep on rising over the next few years. Alongside this, home insulation can be an expensive investment.
But, you don’t have to break the bank to stay warm this winter.
Close The Doors
Shutting off rooms works wonders in trapping in heat, and rooms heat up quicker too!
So, you’ve shut the doors. But is the heat now escaping under the doors? Draught excluders are one of the cheapest buys. They prevent a breeze from coming in and the heat from leaking out.
Draughts can also sneak in from floorboards, cracks in walls and through windows. Carpets and rugs can absorb the draught from beneath your feet. Re-plastering over cracks in walls can be a quick and cheap fix too!
If you only have single-glazed windows, upgrading to double-glazed can be costly, especially when working to a budget. But it’s a worthy investment. Furthermore, the money it will cost you to replace will save you hundreds each year off your energy bill. If you are looking to purchase double-glazing, why not check out our article on the most popular window styles.
However, there is a short-term alternative. Window film kits start at around £10. Plus, this involves placing a layer of plastic film on the frames and using a hairdryer to smooth it out. Try shopping around for similar ideas.
A more traditional option is thick thermal curtains or Venetian blinds.
Both can help to exclude draughts from your windows, helping to keep the heat in your home.
There are plenty of comparison websites when it comes to finding the best deal on your energy bill. They are a quick and easy way of seeing if you could save more money. Unless your current provider offers you a better deal, there’s no harm in switching each year.
There are loads of other ways to budget on home insulation. Bleed your radiators and let trapped air out. Or, turn the thermostat down a touch on your radiators or boiler. Doing so can save you money each month, and you probably won’t even feel the difference in the temperature.