With Winter right on our doorstep, there is so much advice flying around about how to beat the Winter blues, however, during this time, the crux of Winter is about keeping warm when the colder days hit, and with daytime temperatures already hitting serious lows, we can be sure to expect significantly colder weather during the heart of the season. Luckily, we have just the guide to ensure that this Winter you are not left feeling the chill in your home.
Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate says, “In the Cape Town, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy rainy, wet Winters seasonally in line with the weather patterns of the city, however we also know that even though we enjoy this weather, the season change does bring about a significant drop in temperatures which can make homes even colder than usual.”
Find a draft stopper that works
Draft stoppers are an easy and inexpensive method of insulation and can retain a lot of heat in your home. Ensure they are good quality and are fitted tightly so that escaping heat becomes almost a non-issue. Draft stoppers are sometimes made of thick wool or sand combined with additional high-density fabrics to retain warmth. A draft stopper will be a great help to you in the long run and ensure your home stays warm and your heating costs stay low.
Dust out the fireplace
An indoor fireplace, with a chimney, is a great and cost-effective way to keep your property warmed up all throughout the Winter. Keeping the fireplace burning is a great way to also keep electricity costs lower during Winter months when they are predicted to rise substantially. Wood can be bought for an excellent price in bulk and is expected to be in more than adequate supply this Winter.
Gas heaters for instantly warmer areas
Gas heaters offer excellent levels of heat in a confined space and can provide warmth and comfort to rooms without breaking the bank. With the price of purchasing gas becoming more and more affordable, gas heating might just be the way for you and your family to stay warm this Winter. The heaters themselves are also well-priced and available from various shopping stores and online websites and are remarkably easy to use.
For those requiring a more permanent, inconspicuous heating solution, underfloor heating may just be the option. Having this solution installed will cater to the house as a whole and ensure your whole family’s underfoot experience is a daily treading pleasure. Underfloor heating could be costly in the short term but will work exceptionally well as a long-term investment.
Being all of the latest craze, wall heaters are a great way to ensure heat is cleverly targeted and maintained in your area of choice. All homes have a tendency to be warmer in some places and colder in others. Wall heaters are unobtrusive, localised, are excellent value for money and have very low running costs. These heaters have no incandescent parts and can also be painted to blend with the room decor.
With the right option paired with good advice, heating your home and picking the right solution has never been this easy.