now that summer is coming to an end; it’s time to start preparing ourselves for autumn and winter. This change in seasons means that colder and harsher weather will soon arrive. This can make our homes very uncomfortable to live in if they don’t have the right heating solutions. Even though it might seem premature to start planning for the colder weather now, this is actually the perfect time to get prepared. Making improvements to your home now means you won’t be without heat when the colder seasons start. So to feel warmer in your home this winter, consider one or all of these home improvement ideas.
Fit a stove
Stoves are becoming a popular addition to have within a home because they add practicality, style, and interest. A stove can warm multiple rooms in your home and can be run either by gas or wood. The only catch is that you need to have an existing fireplace within your home for it to be attached to. Check the plans of your home to see whether your home has any original fireplaces which may have been covered up. Then contact an expert stove fitter to get it safely and correctly installed to warm your entire home
Install underfloor heating
Underfloor heating is a fantastic way to warm up your home this winter and is ideal for rooms with tiled and wooden flooring. It’s also an excellent home improvement for families with young children who spend most of their time on the floor. Underfloor heating can be achieved using electric or water heating. Water based is said to be more economical in the long run as it runs off your existing boiler. But if your boiler is not powerful enough, electric might be a better option. To get underfloor heating installed, look online for a specialist with previous experience. You might also want to contact a local plumber to check your boiler and radiators to ensure they are working correctly.
Get double glazing
If you windows are not doubled glazed, you could be missing out on a number of benefits. Double glazing involves placing two panes of glass together which traps a layer of air in between them. This means that the heat from your home is less likely to escape, which can help it stay warmer for longer. As much less heat is lost, this can help you save money on your energy bills which is a big benefit to homeowners. Some double glazing can also reduce sound pollution and improve security too. If this sounds appealing, search for quality double glazing providers in your area either online or in local newspapers. If you can’t afford to double glaze every room in your home, consider just having it in the rooms your family spends the most time in.
When your home is warm, it’s a far more pleasant space for you and your family to spend time in. So whether you choose to install double glazing or a stove, get it sorted now rather than putting it off till later. You won’t regret it! Me and Nick try to stay on top of such things and yesterday we had the heater seviced to make sure it will keep running smoothly for a warm winter!
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