As the ultimates reach their middle period, winter beckons thoughts to dropping temperatures and ways to keep heat within the home. With energy bills showing no sign of a baiting and limited help from the government over this, we need to begin to think more and more about what we can do to keep the heat within our homes. It also raises issues of climate change and how to ensure we do not use any more the fossil fuels than we already are using. The actual dropping temperature itself is not always the main contributor to heat loss in the home. Being a windy country, we also see the score of draughts filtering through gaps and cracks and under doors. These small, cold gust of wind are more than capable of reducing the heat in the home, and they must be stopped.
Anywhere in a house where air can be filtered and channelled can create a draught. Seals around windows and underneath the doors can all contribute to a flow of cold air that will decrease temperatures.
Draught excluders, which can be made or bought, are great ways to ensure that this doesn’t happen, especially with external doors. Downlight Covers, like those from Thermahood, Are also helpful as they can stop drafts that can occur above light fittings, especially in the kitchen. A lot of heat is generated in the kitchen, and it’s a good idea to try and retain it in the winter months.