5 Tips To Help Prevent Heat Loss In Your Home
A lot of us are facing large temperature changes this winter in our homes and work places that make us feel uncomfortable. We find ourselves complaining about “the chill in the air”. As a result, we tend to turn up the thermostat and burn through our heating fuel or gas as well as our bank accounts! Alternatively, we purchase space heaters which increase our electric bills. As a last resort, we bundle ourselves in layers of clothing to the point of looking and feeling like a lumberjack! Surely there must be a better way.
Your home is probably losing heat when it’s cold outdoors. If you detect where the heat in your home is being lost, you will be able to make it more energy and heat efficient as well as more comfortable for you and your family.
Improving your home’s insulation is one of the most worthwhile energy efficiency methods you can try. To give you more ideas, here are several tips on how to resolve your heat loss problem at home.
Tip # 1: Wall insulation
Did you know that heat escapes in many poor insulated homes through the walls? Wall insulation serves as a blanket which prevents heat from escaping. It can also help reduce the hot temperature in your home on summer days. You can actually carry out wall insulation on both solid and cavity walls. You may want to work with a professional to insure that the work is done to code and any necessary permissions are obtained.
Tip # 2: Window insulation
20% of your home’s heat goes out through the windows. That is the reason why insulating your windows is important. Double glazed windows could be the best option to consider due to its impressive insulating properties. It can help you resolve your heat loss problem.
Tip # 3: Loft insulation
25% of heat also escapes through your roof or loft. When insulating your roof and loft, you will be able to save heat loss as well as reduce your monthly heating bills. The effectiveness of loft and roof insulation is at least 40 year.
Tip # 4: Avoiding Window Condensation
Condensation on your windows is not good. Excess moisture develops mold growth and stain on your windows. It could eventually destroy your window and the mold may become worse. If the condensation continues, consider a dehumidifier as an option to resolve it. You may also utilize curtains to avoid window condensation on your windows or replace them with a new window.
Tip # 5: Draught proofing
If there are gaps in your window and doors, then you probably have draughts which also cause heat loss. To prevent this, visit your local home improvement store and ask someone for assistance. There are many different products that you can purchase and install to reduce heat loss. If you don’t feel comfortable with DIY projects, you should call a professional to make these repairs for you..
Restore comfort and increase energy efficiency at your home. If you want to solve the heat loss problem in your home, you can use any or all of these tips. Once you succeed in preventing the heat loss through your walls, windows, lofts and floor, you can restore coziness in your home and maintain a consistent home temperature.
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Louise Sutton is the content manager for Window Info – a Kent, England-based home improvement resource center specializing in double-glazing replacement doors and windows.
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