There’s no doubt that spring is in the air. Blossoms on the trees are a sure sign the weather is finally starting to get warmer. April is famous for its spring showers can the up and down weather can leave you feeling a little chilly. Many people opt to turn down their central heating in the spring a summer- so here are some useful tips to keep you warm in the summer months.
Don’t put the blankets away just yet!
Older homes are prone to draughts. Even if you’re tempted to wear shorts or cropped trousers on a warm day, a slight draught could quickly send you to the thermostat. When you’re sitting still for long periods of time opt for comfortable, but light throws or blankets. You probably won’t need extra thick or cosy ones, even a light woven throw will be ideal for keeping your legs warm.
Seal any obvious gaps in windows and doors
It’s always good to do a regular inspection around your home to see what condition it is in. This especially applies to windows and door frames as it’s surprising where the cold weather is prone to sneaking in. There are some cheap and affordable ways to reseal your windows and door frames if your home is rented. You can buy foam tape to put in your door frames which not only often noise, but keeps unwanted draughts out!
Move your furniture around
It’s very common to find sofas are placed up against radiators, but this means you are wasting a lot of energy to heat the back of your sofa or other furniture. If possible, try moving your sofa just a few inches away from the radiator so you can really let the heat circulate around your home. Avoid draping dry clothes or curtains over your heaters as these can also absorb the heat.
Keeping an eye on costs
Sadly a lot of a household’s income can go on energy bills, so it’s whilst you can’t get away from heating your home, you can look to change some energy guzzling habits to reduce your electricity usage. This means you can put the extra savings into heating your home. Simple ways to start include changing out all of your current light bulbs to LED light bulbs.
Opt for an environmentally sound solution
Caring for the environment is at the forefront of many people’s minds. It seems hard to balance comfort over staying green. Electric radiators make for one of the smartest solutions for heating your home during spring. You may think of the old technology, however modern electric radiators are ideal for many reasons:
They are compact and easy to install
Many settings allow you to find the ideal temperature
Electric radiators can be programmed to run 24/7
Anti frost sensors prevent a room from dipping below freezing
To find out more about our range of electric radiators and their many key benefits- take a look at our range here.