Various Ways to Keep Your Home or Workspace Well Insulated
With energy prices ever increasing, some people simply cannot afford to pay their energy consumption and as a result will end up being very cold throughout the cooler, winter months. Nobody should be cold in their own property so in the hope of helping with a few friendly hints and tips, you could try the following;
Keep your sofa in the sunlight
It might feel great to have your favourite seat in the shade, but it’s not absorbing heat that could be warming your home. By moving it into an area that has lots of sunlight you’ll find that your sofa will actually retain heat throughout the day, making it warmer to lay, or sit on when you in too.
Use your curtains to let the sun in, or retain the heat
Heat from the sun, is free so make the most of it, open your curtains and let the sunlight in during the day to make use the most of it. When it gets dark and cooler, you can use curtains as an added level of insulation too, without them, your rooms would be much cooler.
Maximize your insulation, walls and loft space
When it comes to heat, around 25% can be lost through your property’s roof space insulation. This can be easily reduced by installing newer, more energy efficient insulation throughout your loft. It’s also worth seeing what’s going on in your walls, as around a third of the heat in an uninsulated home is lost this way.
Although it’s not as cheap to install as under-roof insulation(known as ฉนวนกันความร้อนใต้หลังคา in Thai), cavity wall insulation could save you a nice sum of money each year in heating bills. It’s also worth checking with your energy supplier to see if they have any insulation schemes running – which can sometimes mean cheap or free installation.
Wear more layers
One of the easiest ways to stay warm is simple, to wear more clothes, it might sound really obvious, but many people will go in search of somewhere warmer or buy a heater to help them stay warm when they needn’t have to. Putting some thicker layers on could be just the ticket!
Unless you absolutely need your own space, why not consider a house share, or moving in with a friend. At least that way, you’d only have half the energy costs to consider and with another body in your home it should be warmer anyway!