3 Simple Ways to Reduce Heat Loss in Your Home

We love the idea of reducing the cost of your heating bills, and when it comes to reducing the loss of heat from your home, installing new windows and doors is highly recommended. But there are some simple tricks that sometimes get overlooked that can hugely help.

Below, we take a look at some of the simple, DIY ways to reduce heat loss in your home.

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Thicker or thermal curtains

This may seem slightly old fashioned, or maybe even obvious, but curtains are often overlooked when trying to cut back on your heating bills. Thicker curtains really help to keep warmth in your home for longer. Drawing thicker curtains in the evening will lock in the warmth your house builds up throughout the day. You can even buy thermal curtains, specifically designed for this purpose.

Draught-proof your property

Any positive effects of energy efficient windows, frames and doors will be completely unnoticeable if your home isn’t properly draught-proofed. Simple things like tiny gaps under external doors and even your loft hatch can make a real difference. Make sure your loft hatch is securely sealed so as to not let any warm air escape out of your roof, and use domestic draught excluders throughout your home if required.

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Thermal Insulating Paint

With such a rise in the interest of saving energy in recent few years, a new domestic paint for both the interior and exterior of a home is now available. This energy efficient paint creates a barrier which stops heat escaping through external walls and can add to the insulation of your home.

Theses precautions will certainly help make your home more energy efficient and save money on your heating bills. That said, by far the best way to ensure your home is as green as possible is by installing energy efficient windows and doors. If you would like to know more about our energy efficient products, feel free to contact us.

You can see our energy efficient windows here, and we also have another article on the benefits of energy efficient windows.

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