Cosy Up With Electric Blinds

This entry was posted on 1st December 2010

Winter has finally arrived in the UK, bringing with it strong winds and flurries. While winter may conjure thoughts of children’s laughter amidst merry snowball fights, it may also bring up not-so-merry thoughts about subzero temperatures, severe weather warnings, and the subsequent rise of electric and gas prices as households try to keep warm in subzero temperatures. As snow wraps the country in its cold embrace, there are simple measures you can do to keep your home warm while keeping your energy bills down. Here are a few tips to keep your home winter-proof and keep the chill out without depending too much on your heating systems: Keep your windows and window blinds closed. It’s amazing how something as simple as keeping your window blinds lowered can prevent heat from escaping through the windows, minimising the amount in your energy bill. Check for leaky windows. Warm air can escape from a loose window pane. You can caulk or tape the edges of the loose pane. Alternatively, you can prevent warm air from escaping through the windows by installing metal or plastic weather-stripping in the area between the window sash and frame. Keep draughts from entering through  doors. Just like windows, doors can also be culprits when it comes to heat loss. Draught-proof your door by weather-stripping or caulking between the door frame and the wall. Aside from this, heat can escape through bottom of the door, so draught-proof your door by covering the space with a door sweep or draught-proofing strips which are available in hardware stores. Clean your radiators. The dust in your radiators can absorb some heat so always keep your radiators clean from dirt and grime. Remove any objects, such as furniture or books to make sure that the vents are not blocked. Curtains can also block the radiators that are installed beneath windows , so keep your window coverings simple. Vertical blinds and venetian blinds are ideal window decorations because they only cover the window itself. These basic tips will keep your home cosy without driving up your heating bills. They are a sure fire guarantee that your house will be inviting and comfortable even in the coldest of temperatures.

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