28 Nov 2016

10 Ways To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

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As Winter arrives I'm always looking for ways to keep the heat in, the cold out and save a few quid in the process.


Some of these points may seem like common sense, but if one tip can help then this post has been worth while.


1. Door Curtain

It surprised me at how much heat escapes from even the most modern of door hinges, so I recommend a small investment in to a door curtain and string across the top of the door.


2. Draft Excluders

Pick up some cheap draft excluders, making sure they are the right length and screw to the bottom of each door. 


3. Close Doors

Open plan living space might be all the rage, but save that for the Summer and keep the heat in.


4. Radiator Insulation Foil 

Lift the radiators from their brackets and stick radiator insulation foil directly on to outer walls, this will reflect heat back in to the room.


5. Clear Furniture From Radiators

Don't warm the side of the settee, let the heat escape in to the room.


6. Bleed Your Radiators

This will make your entire system run much more efficiently and it's an easy fix. Learn how to bleed your radiators here.


7. Letter Box Brush

Readily-available at any DIY store, screwing a letter box brush on to the inside of your letter box makes a considerable difference to heat loss.


8.  Chimney Balloon

If you're lucky enough to live in an old house with a chimney, this tip will help make sure that you're not losing valuable heat. Click here to see the full range of chimney balloons from Amazon, some are made from flame-retardant wool and plastic, others are inflatable but all will plug the draft. Remember to remove before lighting a fire, unless you want to smoke kippers.


9. Use The Oven Instead Of The Hob

By roasting or poaching all of your meat and veg in the oven, it turns your oven in to a radiator. I've heard some people say they that they leave the oven door open after cooking, that's fine if you keep the kitchen door closed, unless you want to smell your dinner in your bedroom.


10. Make Soup

Soup is very trendy now, and so are soup makers. Recipes are really simple and cheap, try my spiced parsnip: Gently fry an onion for five mins, then add a chopped garlic clove, a teaspoon of cumin and ground coriander and fry for two more minutes. Add a kilo of chopped parsnips, a litre of stock and simmer for half an hour, or follow the soup maker's instructions.


So that's my Top Ten Ways To Keep Your Home This Winter, I hope you find them useful and please feel free to share your home-warming tips too.








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2 comments:

  1. Of wow, I've learned something. I didnt know the oven was more efficient. great tips! Keep 'em coming.

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    1. Thanks John, hope you and the family are well!

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