Although this summer seems to have gone on forever, eventually the cold nights and short days of autumn will be with us once more. Signalling the arrival of the coldest months of the year, the autumn sees the mercury plummet across the country. By taking action as soon as temperatures begin to fall, you can make your home more comfortable this autumn and prepare your property for the winter months. Keep reading to find out more.
If you live in a period property, you probably have to contend with draughts on a regular basis. Whether they’re coming through a gap in the doorframe, a crack in the window or wafting up through the floorboards, draughts can quickly lower the temperature of your inside space and send your energy bills through the roof. As ill-fitting windows and doors are often the source of a persistent draught, it’s well worth putting some time and effort into repairs and maintenance before the cold weather hits. As @thisismoney says “Draught-proofing windows and doors can make your home a more comfortable place to live and could save you £25 to £35 a year on heating bills.”
If you’re unable to prevent draughts entering your home through old, badly fitted windows, it may be time to invest in some energy efficient replacements. New windows are specially designed to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. Swapping your single glazed, broken or tired windows for snug new ones could make a big difference to the look and feel of your home.
Like new windows, modern doors are great at keeping the warm air inside your property. If your back door has seen better days or if your sliding doors are no longer fitting snugly in their recesses, it might be time to have these insulation weak spots repaired or replaced. The more doors you have in your property, the more likely it is one or more of them will be letting in a draught. Replacing all, or most, of the doors in your home could have a real impact on how cosy it feels this autumn.
Adding a conservatory
Another good way to keep the heat inside your home is to add a conservatory. When they’re attached to a living room, dining room or kitchen, conservatories act as a large air pocket and naturally keep the warm air in. New conservatories are designed to be energy efficient and so are even better insulators than older-style extensions. Install a few radiators in your conservatory to boost its insulation capability even further.
Windows, doors and conservatories all play a big part in insulating your property. Find out more, or get a quote for replacement windows and doors, by taking a look through our site today.