Winter is here
With the forecast of temperatures below zero this weekend, if you haven’t prepared your home for winter, now is the time. Here are a few tips to help keep you warm now that winter is here.
Draughty external doors are responsible for up to 15% of heat loss in the home. Draught-proofing these is a cheap and easy way to help prevent this heat loss, whilst hanging thick curtains over the door will also help to trap heat inside.
Close all curtains and window/door coverings as soon as temperatures drop when it gets dark to prevent heat escaping through windows and doors.
Lowering your thermostat by just 1 degree could save you money, although please ensure that the recommended minimum of 21 degrees in living rooms and 18 degrees in bedrooms is maintained.
Ensure that you regularly bleed your radiators to remove trapped air from your heating system; this will improve heating efficiency and enable better heating of rooms.
Now that winter is here, we hope these few tips help. If your heating system needs servicing and you are in Southwest London, call 020 7350 2511 and one of engineers can come out to make sure you stay warm this chilly winter.
1 Calor Preparing for winter Accessed online 20 November 2015 http://www.calor.co.uk/preparing-for-winter