Make Sure Your Home Is Warm This WinterSeptember 4, 2017
Winter is just around the around corner, bringing wind, rain and cooler temperatures to many parts of the UK. Many people rely on electric heaters to stay warm in the chilly months, but there’s no denying that doing so can have a big impact on your power bill.
Here at MKfireplaces, we’ve been in the business of keeping people warm for more than 18 years. With a range of wood and multi-fuel fires to choose from, and an expert design and installation service, we’re proud to be the number of choice of fireplace installers in the Milton Keynes area.
We’ve rounded up four of our top tips to help you stay warm this winter:
- Invest In a Fireplace
Nothing provides a sense of cosy ambience quite like a fireplace. Safe, practical and able to enhance the existing decor of any indoor space, a fireplace is the ultimate way to keep your home feeling snug when it’s cold outside. MKfireplaces offers a variety of wood and multi-fuel fireplaces and stoves to suit the needs of your home, and our specialist design team will ensure the finished result is nothing short of spectacular.
- Focus on Insulation
You might be surprised to learn that almost a third of your home’s heat can escape through uninsulated walls. While most modern homes in the UK are typically well insulated, older dwellings are not as effective at trapping heat. If your home was built before 1990, you might want to consider insulating the walls of your home – doing so could save you up to £150 per year on your power bill.
- Plug the Draughts
Even a slight breeze can rapidly bring down the temperature of your home. While your walls probably aren’t riddled with large holes, there may still be spaces in your home that are letting in draughts and allowing warm air to escape. Positioning a draught excluder by your door, and sealing up cracks around doors and windows can go a long way toward keeping your home toasty over the coming months.
- Remember to Use Your Curtains
When you’re pressed for time, it’s all too easy to forget to open and close your curtains – and this could be affecting your thermal comfort.
Well, good curtains effectively act as another layer of insulation and can be an important part of regulating your home’s temperature. In the day, open your curtains to let the sunshine in; when it gets dark, close them to trap the heat. For best results, make sure there are no holes in your curtains and minimal gaps around the edges where cold air can sneak in.
Winter is almost here, but that doesn’t mean you have to subject yourself to the cold. If you’re thinking about installing a fireplace this winter, we’d love to hear from you. Contact the friendly MKfireplaces team today to find out more about our products and services.