Winter is here and whether we like it or not, we are in for some chilly weather. Whilst the Macedon Ranges puts on all sorts, like rain, sleet and snow, it is nice to know we can escape the cold inside our homes. Unfortunately, keeping your house warm can become expensive. Here are some tips for retaining the heat more efficiently and economically over Winter:
Invest in the best
Hopefully, when your house was built, the designers used the house’s placement to make the most of the morning and afternoon sun. Equally important to keep the warmth in are: double glazed windows, high quality seals on doors and windows, and an efficient heating system. If you are in an older home, you may consider upgrading some of these features to ensure the house gets warm and stays warm.
Seal the cracks
Not all of us have the luxury of building our homes but there are other tricks you can do to keep your house warm. Purchase some door snakes to seal the bottom of doors in your home and stop cool air from creeping in. If you don’t have any, you can always use an old jumper or blanket to do the job.
Make use of the sun
It might be time consuming but opening blinds and curtains during the day to let the sun in, and closing them again in the afternoon, is an easy and economical way to use sunlight to your advantage.
Put on a jumper
Rather than turning up the heating any time you or your family are cold, first, check that everyone is dressed appropriately. You don’t want to be wearing coats inside but if everyone has an extra layer on, that could be the difference between whether you need the temperature turned up a degree or two. It could be the difference in your electricity bill too.
How do you keep your house warm in the winter? Do you have any tips to share?