Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

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.

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Easy ways to save money heating your home in 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…)

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Curtain Blind InstallerA curtain and blind installer is a tradesperson who has knowledge in the measuring, repair, creation, alteration and installation of curtains and blinds.

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.

A curtain and blind installer will have knowledge of:

  • windows and glazing repair
  • curtains
  • curtain rails
  • blinds
  • latches
  • windows
  • shades
  • doors
  • drapes

Curtains that provide good insulation will:

  • be made from thick, thermally-backed material
  • be double layered with thick lining
  • fit tightly against the wall or window frame
  • be wider than the window frame
  • Go from floor to ceiling or have pelmets above them

Hire a professional curtain blind installer

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