Do you feel as though your home always has a slight chill in the air during the winter months? There are many areas around you  house that can allow outside air to make its way inside. Even small areas can wreak havoc on your utilities month to month. It’s important that you inspect all of the problematic areas of your home to be sure you aren’t losing money on utilities because of cold air seeping in making your home colder than it should be.

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Windows

Older windows, particularly if you have sash windows or ones that have wooden frames, are very prone to draughts. If you have single-glazed windows then this will probably lose a lot of heat as well. Decorative windows can also pose a bit of an issue. You have lots of small areas of glass to worry about and this can mean an even bigger potential for draughts. The obvious way for you to deal with issues such as this would be for you to replace the windows you have with ones that are energy-efficient. If you can’t afford this then you can put some insulating film over the window pane so that you trap the heat in and keep the cold out. This won’t cost a lot but is a great way for you to keep your home warm without breaking the bank.

Small draughts

One of the obvious sources of cold in the home would be if you have draughts. You may be able to feel the cold air on your skin. Any opening to the outside can cause a draught at the end of the day, and in some instances, it might even be your letterbox. If you want to fix this issue then you need to add a brush. A cover that slips over your keyhole is also a great way for you to keep it closed, and you can slide it open for easy access too. Doors are one of the main culprits when it comes to letting in a draught too, but you can easily add draught-excluding brushes if you want to do something about this.

Fireplaces

Your fireplace and your chimney can let a lot of cold air in. If you have an open fire then this could be letting a great deal of heat out. If you want to do something about this then you can easily change your open fire for one that is powered by gas. You can also keep all of the doors in your home shut to stop the draught from entering other rooms. Putting a draught balloon up your chimney can also work but if you do want to do this then you will want to take it out before you light your fire. If you don’t then you may have major issues on your hands. If you want to add more heat to your home then look into furnace installation today.

So as you can see, even though your home might be cold, there are things you can do to try and turn things around. If you take steps now then you will soon find that it is easier than ever to stop wasting energy. 

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