As cold mornings and evenings start to increase, so too do our chances of getting a nasty cold or flu. Winter is coming and we should not only be layering up our bodies with extra jumpers, we should be preparing our homes for the cold, too! What easy measures can we take to keep warm and toasty this winter? Read on to explore the top three ways to insulate your home naturally.
1. Seal Your Windows and Doorways
When winter sneaks into your home through cracks in windows and doorways, it makes everything icy to the touch and causes an unwelcome tickling sensation of cold air on toes and on the back of your neck. While a summer breeze is considered refreshing and pleasant, winter drafts make you shiver, curl up, and retreat into a fortress of blankets. During the winter months, approximately 15-20% of heat can be lost slipping through these crevices. Drafts aren’t at all pleasant, so investing in window and doorway draft-stoppers is a great way to maintain the warmth and decrease winter discomfort in your home.
2. Carpets and Rugs
No one wants to get out of bed on a cold, winter morning, knowing their first morning sensation will be a shock of icy floorboards on the feet. Tiled or wooden flooring can be responsible for up to 10% of the heat loss in your home, especially if they are not well-insulated.
If you too, like us, dread standing on cold floors in the morning, consider buying rugs to cover up your tiled or floorboarded rooms during the winter months. Not only will this help to maintain the warmth of your home and keep your feet comfortable and warm, it might even convince you to get up when the alarm goes off.
3. Insulate Your Windows with Thermal Roller Blinds
Investing in nice, thick curtains during winter is a hundred per cent the way to go. If you are looking for another way to protect your home from heat loss, thermal roller blinds are a great option to consider. Designed specifically to maintain the temperature of your home, thermal blinds will prevent the cold from coming in from outside, while also preventing the heat inside the house from escaping.
If you keep your blinds up during the day, you can easily store heat in your home by allowing natural light from outside to warm up your house. Then simply cover up your windows again later, to maintain the accumulated heat of the day. When winter really starts settling in, you will definitely feel thankful for your investment in thermal blinds and the home comfort they provide.
However, if you’re feeling independent and you’re also into DIY, you can line your present curtains yourself with fleece or thermal lining. Just make sure to research the best lining techniques and materials to use before you do so.
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