With winter coming, you’re probably looking to any heat saving methods you can think of. We’ve already considered radiators that are sure to help in the warmth stakes. It’s time to turn our attention to windows. Most of the heat that escapes from your home is going to be seeping out through the windows. Even if you’ve gone for double glazing, your windows are probably the coldest part of any room. But don’t let that get you down. There are ways around those icy woes!
Curtains are the first thing most people turn to in the fight against those unwelcome drafts. Curtains completely cover the window, helping to keep the heat trapped inside. That’s exactly where you want it! There are also insulated and layered options available. These will be even more efficient at keeping you warm. It’s worth having a look around and seeing which curtains best fit your needs. There are so many options; you’re sure to find one which suits you. A little bit of research is well worth the effort.
BLINDS & SHADES
Blinds and shades are equally effective at keeping you warmer. These work in the same way as curtains, and the battle between them is mainly a stylistic one. Again, there are many options on offer, all of which serve different functions. A fantastic option for keeping the warmth locked in are custom cellular shades. These top of the range shades are sure to keep you warmer. They also offer light filtering abilities and the option for blackout as well.
DRAFT EXCLUDERS & SEALS
Curtains or blinds are often not enough in the fight against chills. It’s just the windows themselves that let the cold in. The gaps around them also let unpleasant cold spots into a room. Blinds are more efficient than curtains in covering those hidden gaps. Even so, you might still find yourself sitting in a chill. For these eventualities, you’ll need to turn to other methods. There are a variety of door and window seals available that can sort this problem easily and fairly affordably. Ensure you’re covering all the sneaky gaps. They’re a surprisingly significant drain on temperature. It’s also possible that a breeze is coming from underneath the curtains as well. You might want to look into ways to seal that gap too. A standard draft excluder can often be effective at solving that problem.
Taking these small steps can make a huge difference to the level of heat you manage to trap in a room. They can also make a huge difference to your heating bill, which is always a bonus! Winter months may be long and cold, but there’s no need to suffer. It’s not just windows you need to consider either, of course. There are many other drains on the heat in your home that have easy fixes. The main trick is to determine where you’re losing the most heat and work out a way of controlling the problem. Whatever you do, keep warm!