As we cling onto the last sunny days of late summer, attention will soon start to turn towards feeling snuggly as the cooler months approach. Autumn is nearly upon us, and with that winter is just around the corner. We don’t want to panic you, but it’s under 100 days until Christmas!! Scary huh?!
As it starts getting colder, we are often tempted to turn the heating up a little to keep everything toasty and warm. However, this could be having a negative effect on your bills and also the planet. So if you’re looking to keep your home cosy this winter, take a look at some ways to enjoy the winter months without using too much energy.
Make your home more Hygge
The Hygge lifestyle trend focuses on feeling content and cosy while taking advantage of the simple pleasures in life. A great way to embrace this lifestyle is to transform your home into a Hygge haven. It doesn’t take much either. Think about adding texture into living spaces with fluffy throws and cosy cushions. If you don’t have a roaring log fire to hand, lighting some candles could replicate the tranquillity and warmth of the glowing embers.
Keep on top of boiler maintenance
There’s nothing worse than experiencing your boiler breaking down in the middle of a cold snap. To reduce the possibility of this happening keeping on top of maintenance is essential. There are lots of boiler and heating specialists in your local area that will be able to help. So just do a quick search, for example, ‘boiler repair Leeds‘ and you’ll find a host of affordable services.
Upgrade your heating system
If you have an older property, it could be time to start thinking about updating your heating system. Most people put this off in favour of repairs here and there. But eventually, the time will come to make the investment. New heating systems are a great way to save on your energy bills and take advantage of the latest smart technology to control your usage. Similar to finding repair services on the Internet such as ‘boiler installation Leeds‘, there are plenty of local companies that can help with your upgrade.
Plug those draughts
In newer properties, draughts are rarely given a thought. But if you have an older home, there could be a few spots that are causing cold air to flow into your home. Windows and doors are the main culprits with gaps and broken seals letting air in rather than keeping it out. You’ll also be surprised at just how much cold air comes in through large keyholes. So if you have some of these, be sure to get a small cover to reduce the chill. If it’s pretty bad and you see significant heat loss in your home, it could also be time to consider replacing your windows with double or triple-paned styles.
These are just a few of the things you can do to make your home feel cosy this winter. By making some changes, you could save money in the long-term and be free to enjoy your home without worrying about feeling the chill.
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