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5 Steps for Getting Your Home Winter Ready

It’s time to make sure your home is ready for the approaching winter weather. Planning ahead not only ensures a more comfortable living space for you and your family but also offers potential savings on energy bills. Start by identifying areas of your home that may be prone to heat loss or drafts.





1. Double Glazing



Consider investing in double glazing to combat escalating energy bills. Double glazed windows serve as an effective insulator, substantially reducing energy consumption and associated costs. With two panes of glass creating a thermal barrier, heat retention during winter and cooling efficiency in summer are notably enhanced. Single glazed windows and doors can lead to significant heat loss of 10% to 20% during winter and heat gain of 25% to 35% during summer. Consult with your local Hubby about window and door replacement options to reap the benefits of double glazing. If window replacement isn’t currently feasible, explore alternative solutions with your Hubby to enhance your home’s energy efficiency.





2. Draught-Proofing



One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to keep your home warm during the colder months is by draught-proofing your windows and doors. Draughts commonly occur due to gaps between window frames and surrounding walls, leading to heat loss and increased energy bills. Applying weather seals, sealant, or putty to these gaps can effectively prevent draughts and maintain indoor warmth.



Regularly inspect the rubber seals around your windows and doors for signs of wear and tear. If any damage is detected, promptly replace the seals to ensure optimal insulation. In addition to reducing heat loss, properly sealed windows and doors enhance overall comfort during winter.



For gaps at the bottom of doors, consider installing a brush or hinged flap draught excluder to prevent cold air from entering.






3. Insulation


Ensuring proper insulation in your home is essential for retaining warmth and minimising heating costs. A well-insulated house retains heat more effectively, reducing the need for constant heating. By maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, you can enjoy a cosy home environment without excessive reliance on heating appliances.



The primary benefit of roof insulation is its ability to save both energy and money. Studies suggest that adequately insulated homes can decrease energy consumption by 10% to 20%, resulting in substantial long-term savings.


Quality roof insulation can last for years. However, there may be other factors which negatively impact on the effectiveness of insulation, such as being overly compressed, moisture, and pests. According to Amelior Insulation,  mould and mildew, ineffective heating or cooling, unpleasant (pest) odours are just a few of the signs that your roof insulation may be damaged and need replacing.


When considering insulation options, it’s crucial to consult with a professional. Your local Hire A Hubby expert can provide valuable guidance on suitable insulation materials and installation techniques. It’s important to ensure that all insulation installations comply with state building codes, guaranteeing compliance with safety and efficiency standards.





Floor insulation may also be a consideration to prevent cold airflow through the floor.


Like roof and wall insulation, floor insulation can help reduce energy costs and your comfort levels.


4. Window coverings


Windows often serve as significant sources of heat loss, allowing warmth to escape and cold drafts to infiltrate your living spaces. Investing in thick curtains is an effective strategy to insulate your windows and minimise heat transfer. Thick, insulating curtains act as a barrier, trapping warm air inside and preventing it from escaping through the glass panes. Additionally, these curtains serve as a shield against chilly drafts, creating a cozy atmosphere indoors.






5. Flooring & Rugs


While certain flooring choices may offer respite from the summer heat, they can feel uncomfortably cold underfoot during the winter months. Selecting the ideal flooring material is crucial, especially in regions with fluctuating climates. From solid timber and vinyl to cork, laminate, natural stone, and tiling, there are various options available, each with its unique characteristics.



To combat the chill and enhance comfort during colder seasons, consider investing in a high-quality woollen rug. Woollen rugs serve as excellent insulators, effectively trapping heat and providing a cozy surface for your feet. Ensure the rug is adequately sized to create a substantial barrier between your feet and the floor, maximizing warmth and comfort.




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