Stop the cold and keep the heat

January 7, 2021 3:37 pm

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Getting a home up to a decent temperature is relatively easy but having it stay there is quite the other. Luckily there are quite a few measures that you can take that will allow you to do this rather than having to put the heating on every five minutes. Here are some great ways to get the heat to stick around.

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Another way to keep warm air from escaping out and cold air from leaking in through holes and cracks is to seal your house. Draughts will account for up to 25 percent of a typical home’s heat loss. Think of the window jambs and door sides. There are seals that can be mounted that will remove draughts and hold dust, rain and sound away as well. A void buffer may also be used around the skirting boards and along door architraves. When you are replacing doors, it is possible to buy doors which incorporate sealed frames. Downlight Covers that stop the heat escaping from LED lights and reduce draughts are also a good idea.

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One of the easiest ways to make a house warmer and relieve moisture and fungus as well as lower energy costs is draught-proofing. One of the major causes of draughts is single-glazed windows that are loose and badly managed. You will remove the primary heat loss path by adding new double-glazing. Your bills will go down and it will make your house feel warmer.

 

The air that is trapped between the two glass panes serves as an insulating layer which prevents heat from escaping. This boosts the energy level of your house. To ensure that they are working properly, it is worth testing the frames and seals regularly.