Winter is well and truly here and so is the cold, harsh weather. As the temperatures drop, it is important that your home is ready for the winter months ahead. But, how can you ensure that your home stays warm this winter? Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways you can winter-proof it.
5 ways to keep your home warm this winter
- Upgrade your windows
Your windows play an integral part in keeping your home comfortable and warm. So, draughty, faulty or old windows can be detrimental to the thermal comfort of your home, especially in winter.
By installing new double glazing, you drastically improve the thermal efficiency of your home. Make your home a much warmer and more comfortable place to live and upgrade to double glazed windows.
- Get your boiler serviced
We rely heavily on our home’s heating system to get us through the cold winter months – making it even more important to ensure that it is working effectively.
It is often thought that your boiler doesn’t need servicing unless it has stopped working, or a long period of time. However, by getting it serviced in winter you can ensure that it is still safe and is heating your home effectively.
- Seal any draughts
It sounds obvious but by sealing up any draughts is a sure-fire way to prevent heat from escaping from your home. However, not all draughts are so obvious. You may realise it but your doors and windows may look fine on the outside but little do you know that they are letting valuable heat escape your home.
By resealing your doors and windows and blocking out these draughts this winter, you can greatly prevent heat from escaping your home and, therefore, making it a warmer place to live. Not only that, it can help to reduce your energy bills as you won’t need to use your heating on as much.
- Insulate the loft
In the same way that heat escapes from the top of your head, a significant amount of heat escapes your home through the roof. Did you know that a quarter of the heat in your home escapes through your roof?
By insulating your loft, attic or flat roof you can effectively reduce your home’s heat loss – saving you money on your energy bills. Loft insulation is a worthwhile investment that lasts for over 40 years, so it should pay for itself over time.
- Invest in heavyweight curtains
You may not realise it but the type of curtains you have can affect the amount of cold outside air enters your home. Combining thermal-lined curtains with double glazed windows will undoubtedly ensure that your home stays warm this winter.
Choose double glazing from Spire Glass
As you can see there an abundance of ways you make sure your home feels less like an igloo this winter. But, where should you start?
Double glazing has slowly become the standard in homes due to its thermal efficiency. By replacing your current windows with new double glazed windows, you will immediately feel the difference in the temperature of your home.
However, a faulty-installed double glazed window will present the same problems that a single-glazed window has. So, it is important to choose a window installer you can trust.
Spire Glass is a leading double glazing company based in the heart of Salisbury. We are dedicated to providing each customer with high-quality products – designed to your individual needs. So, windows from Spire Glass are windows you can depend on all year round.
If you’re looking to install new double glazing in your home in Salisbury, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. Know what you are after? Design your new windows using our online tool and receive a free quote today.