Keeping Your House Warm This Winter The Low-Tech Way
If you are one of those lucky British expatriates abroad then you will no doubt escape the cold weather that Britain will soon experience. Not only will Brits be dealing with the cold weather, they will have to also the other nightmare of price rises from energy companies. So while all British expatriates abroad enjoy nicer weather. Here in Britain we are going to have be resourceful and creative, so that this winter is easy on our finances and health.
There are long-term solutions for keeping a house warm in the winter, double-glazing, better insulation, and more efficient heating systems. But what are some of the cheaper more instant answers?
The following five tips are fast low-tech solutions to keeping warm this winter.
1. TIN FOIL. Putting tin foil behind your radiators will stop heat escaping into the walls. The reflective aluminium layer will reflect all the heat back into the house which is the desired outcome. And best of all tin foil is not expensive.
2. USING THICK CURTAINS. Insulating the windows by using very thick curtains is another easy solution for keeping the heat inside your house. Curtains with lining can be purchased, but you can always use a thicker material, like fleece, to make the curtains that further insulate the windows.
3. SUNLIGHT. Allowing some sunlight in during the day will warm the home, using the greenhouse effect. Then as the sunsets, closing the curtains will keep the house insulated to the best of its ability.
4. CLOSE OFF ANY UNUSED ROOMS. Not every room in the house is used all the time. If there are rooms that remain empty then shut them, let the heat stay in the areas you are living in for the majority of the time.
5. HEATING TIMERS. The worst thing you can do is put the heating on maximum when you start feeling the cold. We all know roughly when we will feel the cold the most. So with this information we can use timers to allow the house to warm up before you begin feeling the cold. Thereby saving your own energy and also by letting the house warm up slowly.
If you are one of the many British expatriates abroad and you are living somewhere that also gets cold, then these tips are not excluded from you. These will get you thinking about ways you could keep your home warm while also being nice to your finances.
If you are one of those lucky British expatriates abroad then you will no doubt escape the cold weather that Britain will soon experience.