Preparation is key to making sure you and your family stay warm in winter. From carrying out long-delayed repairs to installing gas heating, here are cost-effective ways to improve comfort without facing expensive heating bills this winter.
1. Use Heavy Curtains
Windows account for up to 40 per cent of heat loss in winter, especially when uncovered. Replacing light curtains with heavier drapes or solid window coverings such as blinds and shutters can greatly reduce heat transfer through the glass, keeping your home nice and toasty during winter.
2. Install Insulation
If you don’t already have insulation installed in your roof space, walls and under floors, you could be letting excess heat escape. Insulation is an economical investment that will quickly pay for itself in terms of reduced heating costs.
3. Fix Up Cracks
If your windows or walls have cracks or holes exposing the outside, these will greatly compromise the heat insulation of your home. Make sure you seal up all cracks and holes to avoid the cold as much as possible.
4. Block Draughts
Pelmets fitted to the tops of windows, and draught snakes placed at the foot of doors will restrict draughts to keep your home warmer.
5. Replace Your Heater
If your current heaters are old and inefficient, replacing these with modern, energy efficient equivalents will allow you to benefit from balanced temperatures and reduced heating costs.
Electric Heating in Victoria
Contact Pivot Stove & Heating Co on (03) 9999 0356 to find out more about electric, gas and wood heating in Geelong.