Heating a house efficiently can be a real problem especially this time of year. The weather is cold, and fuel can be expensive. It is tempting to turn up the thermostat, but there are good and efficient ways to make the most of your heating systems. They may well mean that a house can be heated for less. It can also mean that your house is heated more efficiently. It will be more comfortable and have less cold spots. This will lead to lower fuel bills and will also make day to day life more pleasant, especially during the winter.
Insulate effectively and install double glazing.
Good insulation should be at the heart of your strategy to heat your home for less. Good insulation means that roof, walls, and floors are all sealed and protected.
Heat will leave your property via any cold spots. Doors and window are notorious ways that heat can escape, and cold can come in. Your doors should all have good seals surrounding them. All windows should be double glazed. It is possible to have retro double glazing fitted relatively inexpensively.
Have your heating system serviced
Make sure that your gas or electric heating system is regularly serviced This will ensure that it is working at its most efficient. If you have central heating, check that all your radiators are working well. If there are any cold spots, it could mean that your radiators need bleeding. This is quite a simple DIY process. It is accomplished with a special key that unlocks air and releases it allowing hot water to fill the space inside the radiator.
If your radiators are up against cold walls heat might be wasted. Install reflective panels behind the radiators to encourage the heat to be directed back into the room. Make sure your radiators are free of obstacles. If they are blocked by furniture, they are unlikely to be warming the room as well as they could be.
Increase the efficiency of your log burner.
Log burners are a great way to heat a lIving space. Many people enjoy the cozy comfort that they provide. There is also something satisfying about having a supply of firewood. It is certainly cheaper than running a central heating system. Make sure that your firewood is dry. That means it must have a very low moisture content. This will ensure that the wood burns more efficiently. It will give off more heat and cause less pollution in terms of gas and smoke.
Heat rises so a log burner can be very good at heating up the ceiling and higher spaces of the room. There are two simple ways to get around this. Install a log burner fan small to circulate the heat around the room. A fan is a brilliant and innovative solution. It simply sits on the top of the log burner and convection starts the process. Warm air is blown around the room. A thermostat can help you control the temperature.
Another brilliant way to get heat moving around the house with a log burner is to install a heat transfer system. This means that warm air is extracted from the heated room and taken through the roof. It is then blown into two or three other rooms of your choice. Installing a kit is not hard to do, but an electrician will have to connect the fan and thermostat.
A few simple adjustments can make the world of difference when it comes to heating your house for less. It will also be a cheaper and more comfortable space to live in.