3 Reasons Your Home Is Losing Heat This Winter

March 15, 2019

Does your home feel constantly cold and drafty or take forever to warm up? We struggle with this quite a lot, mainly due to our need for replacement windows, which I will get into in a minute. If your home is losing heat this winter, here are a few causes and solutions to help.

Insufficient Insulation

This is one of the biggest causes of heat loss in the home but thankfully it can be rectified pretty easily. There are plenty of companies out there that will come and check your loft insulation and cavity wall for you, you maybe even be able to get a grant to cover costs if you have insufficient insulation.

Windows And Seals

Windows can play a big part in heat loss in your home if you do not have double glazed windows or they are poorly fitted. It is really important to check all your seals around windows and doors to as these can degrade over time and let air escape. Fitting replacement windows can not only make a big difference to the look of your house but help keep you warm too.

Home Furnishings

This is the one that I think will be most overlooked, particularly in modern homes. A lot of heat is lost through uncarpeted floors, not having draught excluders around doors and undressed windows. A good quality window dressing such as blackout curtains will really help.

Also don’t forget to double check your home for any other causes of heat loss such as holes or cracks, winter is the perfect time to check for this as you should be able to feel the draught coming through. Remember to check your roof tiles to for any loose ones and make sure your letterbox still has it’s draught excluder on, ours is missing and we certainly notice it on windy days.

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