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Keeping Your Home Warm as the Temperature Drops

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Summer has come to an end and we are entering into the chillier Autumn months. This, of course, has come hand in hand with a whole host of different signs that we are slowly creeping towards winter. The days are getting shorter, we are experiencing more rain, the leaves are falling from the trees, and Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte is back in the stores. Generally speaking, things are good and we can start looking forward to a few of the festivities that the upcoming season has to offer us.


But one factor that can significantly affect our home lives around this time of year in a detrimental manner, is the way in which the temperature is slowly dropping. You may be able to add a couple of extra layers when at home to keep toasty for now, but as time passes, our properties can become extremely cold and uncomfortable if we don’t take adequate steps to keep things warm. So, here are a few steps that you can take to ensure your home is the perfect hibernation spot!

Make Sure your Radiators are Functional - We tend to assume that the radiators our property comes with are the ones that we are stuck with. This is generally because we don’t see new radiators advertised all too much, so it’s easy for us to consider a radiator as permanent a feature in our property. But you can replace your radiators for new and improved versions! Just take a look at the range on offer from https://www.onlyradiators.co.uk. Brand new radiators will be in prime working condition and will be able to effectively emit plenty of heat to keep your property as warm as you would like it to be.

Put Rugs on Wood Floors - Wood floors are great in the summer, as they help to make rooms feel bright and breezy, offering a comfortable alternative to the hot floors outside of your property. But in the winter, they can become extremely cold to the touch and be a vehicle for draught. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to replace all of your wooden floors with carpet. You can simply add a plush rug instead! This will give you a warmer and softer surface to shuffle across and they can pose an obstacle for any draughts that may be running through your property. There are also plenty of different options available on the market, so there’s bound to be something that fits in perfectly with your interior design.

Invest in Draught Excluders - A cold draught running through the house, can make the temperature of a room drop dramatically. This is also not so great if you have little ones playing on the floor, as they will get the full blast of the colder air. Draught excluders are easy to find, and laying them across doors can make a huge difference! Not only keeping the heat inside a room, but adding a little extra detail to the room too.

These are just a few different steps that you can try out, to help your home feel as warm and comfortable as possible during the upcoming chilly months. The best part is that all these investments are long term - they will serve your property well for many winters to come, not just the upcoming one!
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