However, we still need to keep warm to avoid making ourselves ill as the temperatures plummet. So the question is, how can we keep house warm without central heat?
Below are 10 easy and effective tips to help you do just that…
Top 10 Ways to Heat Your Home for Less
- Have a well-insulated house. Effective insulation is definitely the first step to reducing your heating bill. Consider investing in spray foam insulation, a method that guarantees an estimated saving of up to 35% on your heating costs. It will be more than worth the initial investment, as proper insulation massively helps you to save on your heating bills during the winter.
- Use thick curtains at night. This is an extremely easy, yet extremely effective tactic to keep your house warm without central heat. The simple fact is that your house loses a lot of heat through your windows. Use as thick a material as possible and keep them drawn as soon as the sun sets, to avoid losing any precious warmth.
- Conversely, throw your curtains wide open during the day. Let the sunlight stream in at daytime to essentially take in as much ‘free heat’ as possible, via the sun. You’ll be surprised at how much this can instantly warm up your house, even with the elusive British sunshine.
- Another way to keep your house warm without central heat is to effectively block out any draughts, which can be a huge cause of heat loss. Draught proof your doors, windows and any other cracks and holes to keep the heat in your home. Watch out for smaller spots that you may miss, such as letterboxes and cat flaps, which can be equally bad at letting chilly gusts in. To learn more about where to start with draught proofing, check out where the main draught spots in your home could be.
- When you do have your heating on, make sure your radiators aren’t being blocked. Avoid placing large furniture or other items in front of your radiator, as these will instantly absorb any heat that it emits. Keep radiators clear of obstructions, and allow the hot air to circulate freely, so your home remains warmer for longer once the heating is off.