The changing seasons bring a change in temperature to a home. And every homeowner manages their home heating slightly differently. Here we offer you a top tips list of ways to optimise the temperature of your home regardless of the season.
Top ways to warm up your bedroom during winter
As Summer turns to Autumn, we know that Winter is just around the corner. And that means that our Winter clothes need to be brought out of the closet, and our Summer beachwear needs to be stored away for another year. Our houses go through a change too. Suddenly we need to draw our curtains in the evening as the nights get shorter and the frosts get sharper.
One of the most important rooms to keep warm in the house is the bedroom. We spend up to a third of our lives hibernating away in he bedroom. And the last thing we want is to feel the cold. There are many different ways to warm up your bedroom from the traditional to the downright modern. So in this article we are going to take a look at the best ways to manage your home heating that you can spend those long Winter months in as much comfort as possible.
Improve your curtains
Many people use the same set of curtains all year round. However, this makes little sense when there are vast differences in temperature between the seasons. Window panes let heat escape very easily, so it is important that you retain as much of the residual heat in your bedroom as possible. Instead of relying on your summer curtains, why not install a set of drapes that can easily cover the entire window helping to keep the cold at bay. The more closely fitted they are, the less heat will escape, so have them made to measure, and then you will improve the coziness of your bedroom no end.
Home Heating with an Electric Heater
In days gone by, it was normal for people to have an open fire in their bedrooms. An open fire was the main source of home heating. In fact, in Victorian terraced houses, there would be an open fire in every room, helping to keep the home as snug as possible in the harsh winters. Times have changed, however, and today it is much safer to install electric heaters in place of their wood or coal equivalents. They are cheap and safe to run as you don’t have the worries of sparks flying around the room whilst you’re sleeping, which could lead to a fire hazard, and you can easily control the temperature setting for those extra cold nights.
Most people have carpeted floors these days, although occasionally, you will still see homes with wooden floors and the odd rug scattered around. Whether or not you have carpets, rugs can bring a whole new level of warmth to your bedroom.
If your bedroom has floorboards, then they can help to exclude the draft through the cracks between the boards, and if you already have a carpet, a rug provides an extra layer of insulation that will help to keep you and your loved ones warm throughout the winter months. You will also bless your rug every morning when you get up as your feet won’t have to freeze on those hard floorboards. Instead, you’ll feel the lush fabrics of a sheepskin or leather rug.
There is a reason why people take blankets with them when they go camping. Blankets are brilliant at insulating the ground and your bodies, keeping the heat in and the cold chill at bay. Well, why not embrace the use of blankets in the bedroom. One thick woven blanket spread over the duvet can provide an enormous amount of warmth. It can help you to sleep like a baby all winter long. If you really feel the cold, then why not experiment with an electric blanket, beloved of the older generations. Just be careful because if they are not used correctly, they can be a fire hazard. And while we want warmth, we don’t want an inferno!
Good home heating keeps you warm
Sleeping with a loved one is one of the most intimate experiences possible. Doing so in Winter allows you to share body heat, keeping you warm through the long cold nights. If you are single, it is as good a reason as any to find a partner, and not only will you get to share the warmth, but you will have great fun indulging in all the extra bedtime activities aside from sleeping. So, find yourself a partner. Make Winter pass with a rosy smile on your face, rather than with a chill through your bones.
As we have learned, there are many ways to manage your home heating, and warm up your bedroom without breaking the bank. A thicker pair of curtains will help to insulate the windows. A rug or a blanket will provide extra warmth to your feet and body. Also remember that an electric heater is much more efficient and safer than an open fire. And failing all of that, you can always find a partner to share your bedroom. And who knows what sort of fun you’ll get up to whilst staying warm at the same time!