Warming And Workable: Keeping Your Home Comfortable
The home is an environment that you need to be perfect, regardless of the temperature. Whether you are studying at home, running a business from your home office, or just trying to get by in a new place, ensuring you have the right level of comfort so you work at your optimum, but can also enjoy sufficient downtime in your homestead, is crucial. When it comes to keeping warm, especially as the temperature is dipping, we can find that our heating bills creep up. So we have to find ways to keep our home well insulated, but without spending too much money in the grand scheme of things. How can we do this?
How insulated is your property?
As we tend to lose a sufficient amount of heat through poorly insulated areas, ensuring that our home is keeping everything in, heatwise, is crucial. It’s not just the little tricks like double glazing and the more obvious approaches but we have got to think about how the top of the property is insulated as well. You can get insulated roof panels so your home doesn’t lose that extra heat. We have to remember that heat will always rise, so even if we do our best in the ground floor, we have still got to think about how the first floor of the property and the attic as well as the roof, are able to keep things warm.
Setting timers on your heating
It’s not just about having it on for a specific amount of time, but it’s also the temperature you have it on. If you program your boiler to turn on a little earlier before you get up, but at a lower temperature rather than waiting until you get up and blasting it at a higher temperature, it will work out cheaper. Because a boiler heats up at a constant speed, this means you don’t need to have it at such a high temperature. As well as this, you can find little ways to keep heat in the rooms. Using curtains, or dark materials can help to attract heat; and don’t forget, if you want to save money, if you turn your thermostat down by 1-degree C, it can reduce your heating bill by up to 10%. 1 degree can make all the difference.
Using simple science, by reflecting heat back into the property, this means that you won’t use as much energy to heat the home. Reflecting heat can be done with simple methods, such as using mirrors, and reflective materials, like brass but also, you can install radiator panels so the heat doesn’t just go out through the walls via the back of the radiator.
Ensuring your home stays comfortable while you work at home is a fine balance. You don’t want to be too comfortable so you can stay productive. But at the end of the day you want to be able to relax and kickback. Try these methods and see how they work out for you.