How to keep your house warm this winter

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As winter approaches and the weather gets colder, you and your family will want to enjoy plenty of cosy nights at home. But how do you make sure your home stays warm and comfortable? Your heating system will add lots of warmth, but you will need to make sure your home doesn’t lose the heat generated by the radiators. Here we look at how to keep your house warm this winter and give you some tips on getting your home ready for winter

Fix drafts

All that lovely warm air in your home will escape if there are drafty windows and doors. You will feel cold air coming in if windows are not working correctly or there is damage. If your front door is rattling, it is not sealing together properly and letting warmth out of your home. Fixing the issue will depend on the problem. You can check the latches and locks on doors and windows to make sure they are working correctly. A simple adjustment may be all that is needed to make them close properly again. If the window seals or other components are broken, they will need to be fixed. A window company can advise if window repairs are an option or if you should replace the doors or windows.

Check insulation

Insulating your home is an investment that will quickly pay you back. Check that your loft insulation is thick enough, put a jacket on your hot water tank and lag pipes wherever you can. Adding extra insulation will help the water in your system stay warm and will reduce your heating bills. If you have cavity walls in your home, you can also look at insulating these to boost your home’s thermal efficiency.

Clear the space around your radiators

Your radiators have a design that allows them to pump heat from the boiler into the rooms of your house. If you have furniture in front of them or things piled on them, you will be blocking valuable heat. Ensure your radiators are clear and free from junk to allow them to work correctly and keep you warm this winter.

Get the best windows

The windows in your home are essential to bringing in light and air, but they will cause a lot of heat loss from the house if they are inefficient. If you live in an older house, you may have outdated double glazing or single-pane windows. The best way to retain heat in your home is to have the best windows for thermal value. Going from single pane to double or triple glazing will vastly improve the comfort of your home. You don’t necessarily have to replace the whole window unit; new glazing can sometimes be installed into the existing frames to save you money. Modern double glazing includes superb thermal properties, so by upgrading your windows, you will be making your home retain heat much more efficiently.

If you have noticed a problem with your windows and need glazing repairs, contact NandU Glass today. Our team can visit your home and advise on the best solutions for improving your windows heat efficiency.

We can provide window repairs if you notice damaged glass or window seals. If you want to get the best windows installation possible, we can help. Our services include repairs, window glass replacement, and new window supply. Contact us today to find out more!