Top tips to keep your house warm this winter

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Winter is well and truly on its way! We bring to you 10 money saving tips to keep your house warm this winter. Read more here: http://blog.worldweatheronline.com/2014/11/19/top-tips-keep-house-warm-winter/

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  • 1. Top tips to keep your house warm this winterwww.worldweatheronline.com

2. Whats this about?Winter is well and truly on its way!With the concern about rising prices from energy companiesand heating solutions getting more expensive such as doubleglazing, we bring to you 10 money saving tips to keep yourhouse warm this winter.www.worldweatheronline.com 3. www.worldweatheronline.com1. Use tin foilOne way to preventunnecessary heat loss fromradiators, especially onthose attached to externalwalls, is to use heatreflective aluminium foilbehind the radiator. 4. 2. Shut your curtains at nightOne of the best ways toprevent heat loss isshutting the curtains.Curtains with a thermallining are a relatively cheapoption, or if you dont wantto replace your currentcurtains you can line themwith thermal lining orfleece yourself.www.worldweatheronline.com 5. 3. But let the daylight in!It is important to use as much natural light and free heat aspossible. Age UK advise window shades and curtains should bekept open during the day. Close your curtains once dusk falls tomaximise heat retention.www.worldweatheronline.com 6. 4. Reposition the sofaIf your sofa, or any otherfurniture, in fact ispositioned in front of aradiator you are wastingmoney heating somethingthat doesnt need heating.As it continues to getcolder, rearrange yourfurniture so when theheating comes on you feelthe full effect.www.worldweatheronline.com 7. 5. Watch out for mini draftsDo you have a letterbox ora cat flap? Lots of draughtscome from places you leastexpect so consider puttingan extra barrier, such asdraught excluder, in placeto prevent a chill enteringyour house.www.worldweatheronline.com 8. 6. DIY draught excludersSimple draught excluderscan be made from cuttingan old pair of tights andstuffing them withanything from old socks torice and lentils, SingerDiscount advises. If youreally want to go all out,you can decorate them.www.worldweatheronline.com 9. 7. Setting timers on heatingGetting out of bed firstthing in the morning on acold winters day is the stuffof nightmares. Therefore ifits very cold, the timershould be set to switch theheating on earlier, ratherthan turning thethermostat up rapidly towarm the house up in onego.www.worldweatheronline.com 10. 8. Are you using that room?If you have a room in your house that is not used foreveryday living, turn off the radiator and shut the doorfor the winter. Dont pay to heat a room you arent using,and closing the doors prevents cold air moving aroundthe house.www.worldweatheronline.com 11. 9. Cover bare floorboardsDid you know floorsaccount for as much as10% of heat loss if theyarent properly insulated,according to the NationalEnergy Foundation. Thereis a reason everyone usedto have carpets, so forthose with wooden floorsinvest in a rug for thewinter.www.worldweatheronline.com 12. 10. Insulate your houseDid you know floorsaccount for as much as10% of heat loss if theyarent properly insulated,according to the NationalEnergy Foundation. Thereis a reason everyone usedto have carpets, so forthose with wooden floorsinvest in a rug for thewinter.www.worldweatheronline.com 13. To find out more about why not read the wholearticle, click the link below:Top tips to keep your house warm thiswinterwww.worldweatheronline.com