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Why Is My House So Cold?

why is my house so cold

Winter is fast closing in and it’s that time again when you may be wondering ‘why is my house so cold?’. There are a number of reasons why your house could be susceptible to cold and you will be happy to know they are generally issues that can be easily solved.

Cold air can seep in through gaps in your windows, doors, floorboards or lofts. Even if you put your heaters on and your home doesn’t have adequate protection the warm air can escape as quickly as the cold air enters.

So why is your house so cold? This article aims to cover the most common reasons why and solutions so you can enjoy a warm home this winter...

3 Reasons Your Why Is My House So Cold & How to Keep Warm

why is my house so cold

You can invest in A rated products a such as triple glazed windows which along with keeping your home warm, allows you to save energy from reduced use of heating appliances. As well as this they offer a more secure home preventing intruders from being able to easily smash glass and enter your property

Windows

Problem: 

Windows are a perfect place for warm air to escape and cold air to enter. Households can have anywhere from 4 to 20+ windows and if each one of these is leaking warm air, it can make your home extremely cold. Advances in technology have made it easier to combat the issue but you may still have trouble when looking to upgrade older buildings such as ones that are listed.

 

Solution:

You can invest in A rated products a such as triple glazed windows which along with keeping your home warm, allows you to save energy from reduced use of heating appliances. As well as this they offer a more secure home preventing intruders from being able to easily smash glass and enter your property.

Doors

Problem: 

Those who use wooden doors rather than PVC can fall victim to cold draughts infiltrating through the gaps that are created from poorly fitted or aged doors. If your wondering why your house is so cold and you have wooden doors this may be the answer or at least a contributing factor.

Solution:

This can be solved by installing draught proof doors such as the ones made with PVC. These types of doors allow you to create an air seal which will stop cold air infiltrating through small cracks that appear. If your looking for a cheaper option too draught proof your wooden door from the cold you can consider a draught excluder  or escutcheon plate which covers the keyhole and prevents cold air getting in your home.

why is my house so cold

Icynene Spray Foam insulation offers home-owners a complete air seal in their property, eliminating any warm air escaping and any cold air infiltrating

Loft Insulation

Problem: 

This is one of the leading causes for cold homes. An uninsulated or poorly insulated roof can account for almost 90% of heat loss through a home. It’s similar to the difference of wearing a warm woolly hat on a winters day or having a completely shaven head. Home-owners whose properties pre date 1995 are likely to have either old or deteriorated insulation so it is wise to look into alternative solutions.

Solution:

Icynene Spray Foam insulation offers home-owners a complete air seal in their property, eliminating any warm air escaping and any cold air infiltrating. it has been tried, tested and trusted in Canada for over 30 years before its release in the UK. Home Logic are the leading installers of Icynene and you can request a quote from our website if you are looking for a solution to the issue of why you house is so cold.

Why Is My House So Cold? Final Conclusion

2017 is on the horizon and winter is setting in faster and faster. With Christmas fast approaching people are look for an answer to the question ‘ why is my house so cold?’ and the answer can be found on our website.

With our wide range of energy efficient products we promise we can make your home a more comfortable environment to live in and even reduce your monthly expenditure on energy bills by up to 50%.

Take back control of your comfort this Winter with the help of Home Logic! Talk to our team today on 0800 1700 636 to find out more about our energy efficient solutions that put tackling heat loss at the very top of the agenda!