It’s freezing cold outside, but as soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with a jet of hot air that makes you melt instantly. Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. If your home is too hot or too cold, and you can’t seem to find a happy medium, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some simple steps you can take to give your home the Goldilocks treatment.
Setting a thermostat
If you don’t already have a heating system that is controlled and regulated by a thermostat, it’s worth exploring this option. When you have a thermostat, you set a temperature, and the heating will come on when the temperature plunges below the limit and then go off when you’ve reached the desired temperature. Using a thermostat means that you’ll always be comfortable at home, and it can also save you money on your energy bills, as the heating won’t come on unless it’s too cold. It’s also possible to maintain the right temperature by considering tinting. Window films for homes help to prevent cold and hot spots that will require you to either fire up the central heating or air con system. These films also help to prevent fading caused by exposure to the sun, which is great if you have sofas or paintings near the windows.
Insulating your home
If you’ve got radiators heating your home all hours of the day and you’ll still wrapped in blankets on the sofa, this is a surefire sign that your home is losing far more heat than it should be. Often, there are very simple ways you can reduce heat loss and improve retention. One way is to do a quick tour of your home and plug any gaps and holes. If you’ve got a draft from the door, for example, you can use tape from a hardware store to prevent heat from being lost around the door frame, and you can add a brush to the bottom to ensure that hot air doesn’t escape through the gap between the door and the floor. It’s also worth looking into options like loft insulation. Sometimes, authorities will offer grants and funding to help with the cost of insulating your home.
Invest in smart technology
The latest smart technology enables you to control your heating and cooling systems remotely, which is great news if you hate coming home to a greenhouse or an igloo. If you don’t want to leave the heating on all day, but you dread the thought of walking into a winter wonderland, you can program your system to come on as and when you want via an app. If you know you’re going to be home a little earlier than usual, you can open the app and turn the system on so that it’s just right when you get home.
If you can’t get comfortable at home, help is at hand! Hopefully, this guide has given you some useful tips that will enable you to ensure the temperature in your home is just right.