AN ELECTRICIAN has revealed the three easy steps you can take to keep your home warm this week without spending more on your energy bills.
The weather is about to turn very cold, with some places in the UK expecting snow, but that doesn’t mean you have to crank up the thermostat.
David Miloshev, Certified Electrician from Fantastic Services shared his top three tips to help keep the cold out.
He told the Express that keeping your curtains and blinds open while the sun is shining towards your windows can help keep your house warm.
The electrician added that you’ll be making the most out of solar heat by doing this.
And closing your curtains and blinds once the sun has gone will help stop cold air from coming in while retaining the heat.
He said: “By letting the rays of sunshine into your home, you are taking advantage of the free solar heat.
“Closing the curtains and blinds afterwards helps create a good insulating layer and lets you keep that free warmth you’ve gathered throughout the day.”
Thicker curtains will help keep more heat in, especially if you have old windows.
The next free tip David revealed was to cover any draughts you have inside the home.
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He said: “Consider draught stoppers for your doors and windows to help solve the issue.
“Any other openings to the outside world might also be causing draughts – dryer vents, electrical work, oven vents, and even keyholes and outlets can be draught-causing culprits.
“Use keyhole and outlet covers or insulators, and make sure any other openings are well-sealed with caulking.”
Even if you don’t have draught stoppers you can easily roll up a blanket or towel and put it by your door frame to stop cold air from coming in.
The final tip will help stop your air from being so dry that your skin and lips start to dry out.
The electrician recommended drying your laundry indoors as well as keeping the bathroom door open after showering to allow moisture into the air.
If you have a radiator below your windows David recommended installing blinds as well as curtains to stop the heat from escaping.
He added that living and sleeping in a cold home can increase your chances of suffering from a variety of illnesses.
The electrician recommended keeping the temperature in your home between 18C and 21C.
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