Staying warm in your home isn’t too difficult during the summer months, but during the winter it can be difficult, and with the rising cost of gas and electricity (along with many other things) can make it something that is even more of a challenge as winter looms.
Although there isn’t anything that you can do as an individual about the price of gas, there are things that you can do in your home now to prepare yourself for the winter and to make the most of the heat inside your home, so that you stay warm and comfortable throughout the winter months.
There are some ways that you can get financial help with your heating costs. It is certainly worth checking if you are eligible for them. These schemes include the warm homes discounts and cold weather payments. Warm homes are a programme that is specifically aimed at people over the age of 65, who are more likely to suffer from the effects of the cold, which could make them very ill or even be deadly. Age UK can support you with looking into your eligibility for this scheme if you are interested.
Something else that could help you is making sure that everything in your home is doing its job correctly. For example, if your radiators are not heating up properly and have air trapped in them, they will not be fully heating your room and are costing you more to run. If your windows are letting a draught in, then they are also going to be costing you money when it comes to heating. It is certainly worth having them replaced by a professional like this Tewkesbury double glazing company firmfix.co.uk/ when this is the case, as it will save you money over the winter.
There are also lots of small things that you can do to help make your home a lot warmer. Things like draught excluders on doors and also on the letterbox can stop a lot of the cold from getting in. If you have hard floors, rugs are a great way to help keep some heat in your home. Something else that you might find helpful is closing the doors on rooms that are not being used – that way you don’t have to heat up as much of the house.