Has winter caught you by surprise? Let’s take a look at these cost-effective ways to insulate your home against the cold and actually reduce your heating bills.
Layer curtains on your windows. With a sheer fabric underneath and a heavy drape on top, you can let the light in to catch the winter sun or close up at night to keep the heat in.
Have a room that is barely used such as a guest bedroom? This idea is slightly ‘out of the box’, but fixing bubble wrap to the inside of a window acts as a quick and very cheap way to insulate a window. Obviously, you don’t want to do this in your main living areas, but if you are expecting guests in late winter or spring, a little bubble wrap can help keep this room warm in the meantime. When guests are due to arrive, simply take off the bubble wrap.
It may seem obvious, but a draught snake placed at the bottom of doorways stops draughts creeping in. These are a cheap and easy way to not only insulate but also style up your home. They are available in a wide range of fashion fabrics or, if you are handy with the sewing machine, easy to make at home by sewing a tube of fabric and filling it with rice. Weather stripping is also an easy and cheap way to keep drafts out and keep the warmth in.
Taking these small steps to keep the draughts out of your home will not only keep the heat in, but also reduce your energy bills. It’s a win/win!