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Beat The Cold On A Budget

Having a chilly house is awful. You’ll never be able to fully relax with your family and it can even be bad for your health if it’s constantly freezing in there. There is an easy way to heat the house, of course, just turn the heating right up all of the time. The problem is, that’s going to result in a pretty hefty energy bill. Being comfortable in your own home is the most important thing so you can’t compromise, but you’ll have to find a cheaper way to keep the house warm. There is a whole host of very cheap things that you can try to keep the house warm, here are some of the best ones.

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Curtains

Always make sure to keep your curtains open during the day, heat from the sun is free so you want to get as much of it into the house while you can. When the sun goes down, your curtains will act as an extra layer of insulation to keep in all of that heat you’ve hoarded during the day. It’s best to get yourself a pair of thick curtains because they will be far better at keeping the heat in than a set of thin blinds.

Heaters

Running the central heating all of the time is going to cost you, but you can reduce the energy bill costs by using smaller heaters. Floor moulding companies can install baseboard heaters for you which will be cheaper to run and will make the floors nice and cozy. This is far more economical than running all of your central heating all of the time because you can switch them on and off depending on which rooms you’re in.

Sofa

The sofa can be a great source of insulation, just like your curtains. A leather or vinyl one won’t soak up any heat and won’t be much use to you if you’re trying to keep your house warm. Instead, you should be looking at something a lot softer with loads of cushions. That should keep the heat in better. You also need to check where you put the sofa because if it’s in front of one of the radiators it will stop all of that heat from getting out and so you’re essentially just wasting all of that money.

Dress Warm

Some houses are just plain freezing. No matter what you try, you just can’t get it warm. If that sounds familiar, you might have to just accept the fact that it’s going to be cold in the house. The solution to this is to just throw on some thick jumpers. This is also a great way for people to save money because you can get away without using any heating whatsoever if you don’t want to.

Block Out Drafts

Getting rid of drafts is one of the most effective ways of beating the cold in your home. Having that cold air nipping at your heels while you’re trying to relax isn’t ideal but it’s easily fixed. There are specific draft excluders that you can buy but the truth is that they’re pretty pointless. All they are is a small cushion that fits under the door. You can just use a rolled up towel and it’ll be just as effective.   

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