As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We’ve got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.
Start by making the most of natural sunlight during the day, opening curtains to let the warmth in. This can be helped by trimming any trees that prevent sun entering your house. If you don’t have the time to trim hedges or trees, hire a gardener or arborist. (more…)
Thermal curtains and blinds will reduce heat loss through your windows.
Opening your curtains or blinds during the day and closing them before dark will allow your home to gain heat and retain some of it at night.
Closing your curtains can help keep your house cool in summer if you close the ones on the side facing the sun and open the windows.
Good curtains will reduce heat loss through windows by 40-60%. The main thing to achieve with curtains is a good seal that will stop warm air getting behind the curtain, and stop cold air between the curtain and window from getting into your room.
Curtains that provide good insulation will: