Creating A Cosy Family Nest
With winter coming around, cold air will be trying to wriggle into your home and we’ll all be feeling the chill. We all know how important it is to wrap up warm when going outside, but it’s so important to keep the inside of the home warm, too. Getting snug under a blanket or sweater makes you warm, but cold homes attract coughs and sneezes, which is needless to say, not such great news.
With that in mind, you want to heat your house whilst making sure your home is clean and tidy. Keep reading to learn the best ways to warm up your family home and protect yourself and the kids!
No home can be kept warm without a good heating system. No level of double or triple glazing, insulation or thick pile carpeting will heat the air up in the first place. Central heating systems are the classic system, of course, and many homes have them. They can be inefficient however and produce carbon monoxide, which is toxic - so you’ll need to purchase alarms and monitor it. Underfloor heating comes in a similar category and is useful for wooden or tiled houses.
You could also look at a conventional fireplace system. Wooden and coal fires are less used now, with sustainable and eco-friendly ethanol fireplaces providing heat to homes. These don’t use solid fuel, and are often constructed to use renewable bio-energy, which is also safer for your kids in terms of emissions.
Insulating Your Home
As mentioned above, insulating your home is important. It stops cold draughts, which can make the house seem colder than it is. Also, it stops heat escaping, which keeps the home warmer and stops cash from leaking from your purse, too!
Insulation is recommended federally and the government have comprehensive home insulation guides available on the web. Insulation can be done cheaply, requiring little more than hardware store supplies and time. Or, you can get it done professionally for a longer-lasting job.
Air Sealing is a little more in-depth than insulation and is in many ways the ‘science’ of heat flow in your home. Air sealing involves an air sealing contractor assessing your home and performing detailed work, filling in the little nooks and crannies in the home that you might not have thought of. It will also assist with keeping humidity in check, an important aspect of home health.
Altogether, the savings you can make from air sealing are substantial, and you’ll feel a great deal of comfort by eliminating all of the cold air that you haven’t managed to pen in through your doors and windows.
Getting your home warm and comfortable is important going into the winter months, both for you and your family's health but also your comfort, too. If your home is lacking any of the above modifications, it might be worth checking them out.