PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR CLOUDY DAYS
Despite the unexpected good weather of recent days, winter is just around the corner. It’s time to start preparing our home so that lower temperatures don’t catch us off-guard while obtaining our desired comfort without alarming gas and electricity bills.
In short, If you don’t want to spend a cold winter at home, keep your home well-conditioned and also save on heating, you can implement some tips that are dictated by common sense and do not require special skills.
Our home is never as adequately insulated as they should and this generates heat losses, so we must learn to thermally isolate it. To keep the cold at bay it’s advisable to install weatherstrips on the doors and place devices and to prevent the passage of air through the bottom.
Avoiding air infiltration through windows also help keep heat inside, so make sure that the windows remain locked. For proper air exchange without excessive moisture strain, simply open them about 10 minutes a day in the morning.
The closures of windows should be as airtight as possible. If an air current is felt while they’re closed it means there are leaks, which can be repaired with silicone caulk or weather stripping around the edges.
Bathroom ventilation is essential in any household; but they become real escape routes for hot air. We advice buying special vents that can be open and closed manually and open them only when necessary. This latter practice should be extended throughout the entire house even in empty or unused spaces.
As for heating systems, it is necessary to revise the installation set-up in order to correct any possible pressure losses. Purging radiators is the key to preventing breakdowns and achieve greater comfort and less consumption at home.
A good trick to prevent heat losses on radiators stuck to walls on the outside, consists in placing aluminum foil between the walls and heater so that it acts as an insulator, as well as installing something that works as lid on top to heat up is not lost.
In order that the heat reaches the entire stay, you should not put large furniture in front of radiators. A common practice in many homes is to use a thick curtain for the winter. We recommend that they are made with some kind of insulating material and even have a thermal liner to retain heat.
On sunny days, the drapes should be open to let the sunshine in as much as possible. When the sun goes down, the best way to diminish energy loss is to closs the blinds and drapes.
Place mats not only help create a warmer home environment, but also to absorb the cold from tiles. The thicker, the better they will function.
The best way to have an efficient home is to regulate its temperature through smart and innovative devices like momit Home Smart Thermostat and momit Smart Thermostat, that by having a geolocation system and intelligent light intensity and presence sensors optimize heating systems to reduce unnecessary energy costs.