As Winter is beginning to really kick in now, it is vital that your home is kept as warm as possible. After all, there's nothing better than snuggling in the living room opening presents on Christmas day, and the warmth of the home really does contirbute to the great Christmas feeling. In this post you will find several really useful tips on how to "winter proof" your home.
Insulation - This is one of the main elements that contribute to keeping warmth in the home. In particular, it is worth considering cavity-wall insulation, as this is one of the best working methods. Simply contact your local roofing contractor for more information on insulating your home.
Draught proof - Windows and doors are the reason behind up to 20% of heat loss, and this is due to draughts. If you don't have double glazing already, consider getting it fitted as it makes a great amount of difference at keeping the heat in, and it also saves you money on your monthly heating bills! A really useful tip to remember to "draught proof" your home, is to ensure curtains and blinds are closed during the evening and night times, as heat tends to escape through the windows.
Boiler check - Now is an ideal time to check if you're boiler is working as it should be. You don't want to be sat with no hot water and heating in the midst of the winter months!
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system - Not many people are aware of this type of system, however it has the potential to save you up to 30% off your energy bills! The way it works isit captures 90% of the heat energy before the stale air is expelled and it is used to pre-heat the incoming fresh air. The heat is used over and over again so the property remains warm. For more information on HRV visit: http://www.vent-axia.com/hrv-heat-recovery
Our team at Dalton Roofing, want to ensure you get the best out of your roof, so take the tips above into account and you should be nice and cosy all winter.
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