As a parent, you learn just how vitally important it is for you and your kids to have the comfort of being able to come home to a warm house during the cold, dark, and wet British winter months. There’s nothing worse than your kids nagging you non-stop about how cold the house is.
We have come up with a guide to how you can prepare your home so that it feels all snug and ready for the winter months.
Tips on Keeping the House Warm
Here are some general tips for keeping the whole house warm in winter:
- Make sure your home’s central heating system works properly before winter arrives. If you have any doubts, get a Gas or Heating Engineer in to have a look at your boiler.
- Wear thick jumpers and socks to keep your body insulated. If you get too hot indoors at any point, simply remove them and wear something lighter.
- Make sure you have plenty of nice warm bedding including sheets, duvets, pillows, mattresses, covers etc.
- Buy sofas made of fabrics which keep the heat and stay warm in the winter weather. Leather and faux-leather sofas tend to go cold during the winter, opt instead for a sofa made from a warm fabric such as wool, velvet, chenille or jacquard.
Get the Kitchen Space Ready
The kitchen will be the place where you prepare all your warm soups, casseroles, and bake yummy cakes during the winter. You may even have a kitchen-diner arrangement and eat your meals in the same room as your kitchen. So, you definitely want to make sure the kitchen space is cosy and that the temperature doesn’t drop too low.
Here are a few ways you can keep your kitchen space warm in winter:
- Put draught excluder under the door frames in the kitchen to prevent the room losing heat and getting cold from the nippy incoming draught.
- Turn the radiators up
- Remove objects blocking the radiator from heating up the space such as chairs, sofas and so on
- Remember that cooking and having the oven on will naturally heat the room up.
It’s a fantastic idea to spend time trying out new adventurous recipes during the winter when you tend to spend quite a bit more time indoors anyway. However, safety comes first of course when it comes to cooking with the family and make you have installed fire safety alarms. If you are interested in getting a fire alarm system fitted for your kitchen this winter, you may want to get in touch with Swift Fire Alarm Services.
The lounge (or the sitting/front-room) is a great place to kick back, relax, and read a book or enjoy spending some quality time watching a little tv with the family during the winter months. You may even be lucky enough to have a fireplace, or an electric fireplace, in your lounge to help warm up the room a bit.
Here are some tips for keeping your lounge toasty in winter:
- Make sure the radiators heat up the whole room by removing furniture such as sofas and chairs which block the radiators and take in all of its heat.
- Get a good robust set of thick curtains. Blinds and curtains made of thin material will not be enough to keep your lounge warm from the cold winter air outside.
- Instal double-glazed windows.
- Make sure the flooring has been fitted properly and provides insulation during the winter.
Get your house prepared now and stay safe and warm at home in the winter.