When you prepare for winter, if you don’t already have these items in place then you might want to consider it for heat retention in the home.
- Insulation – roof insulation is easily obtainable. It is a soft thick type of spongy substance that is laid on the inside of the ceiling. This layer of insulation will contain the heat inside the home. If you think back to your school science days, you will remember that hot air rises. This hot air usually leaves through the ceiling and the roof. It also prevents the very cold air from entering the house through the roof and the ceiling. It has a double function in keeping your house warm.
- Underfloor heating – this can only be used for certain floor surfaces such as under tiled floors. But check with the supplier if you decide on this option. Underfloor heating can only be considered if you are planning on revamping your floors. If you are retiling or putting in new floors then underfloor heating could be an option. This process has to be done before your floor tiles are laid.
- Minimising open spaces – if you have rooms that don’t have doors, then you may want to consider adding internal doors. If there is no door leading to a particular room and you switch on the heater, the heat might easily escape through that open space. Think about installing an internal door in that room to contain the heat whenever you use a heater. You could opt for a modern internal door or standard option. It’s up to you. Seek the advice of a door supplier to guide you if you’re not sure about what will be best. It may also save energy because once it is warm you can switch the heater off and keep the heat in the room for a little bit longer.
These are three ways in which you can retain the heat in your home and keep your family warm during the winter months. While you do your research, look at energy saving methods so that you don’t spend too much on the heating bill this time.