As the cold nights roll in, the home can feel a lot colder than it usually is. There’s nothing like a reality check to let us know that summer is finally over and it’s now time to wrap up warm for the fall.


Every home isn’t invincible to the elements and even homes that can retain heat for a long time can often get cold.


How can the home be kept warm and feel warm this winter? These tips should hopefully give some useful insight into making the home a lot warmer.

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Draught-proof any windows and doors

A cheap and effective way of keeping the heat in any home is by utilizing draught excluders. These are usually heavy, sausage-shaped furnishings that go along the bottom of a door or window. They usually have insulation in them of some sort to help with blocking out the cold air and maintaining any hot air in the room.


By putting these at the extremities like the external doors and windows, it’s going to help save some of the heating that can be lost through the gaps. It could even go as far as covering the internal doors too throughout the home.


They’re fairly cheap to buy or if it’s a DIY project in the making, these can be made very easily by bringing together a lot of cheap insulation and doing it oneself.

Layer up with soft furnishings around the home

In order to help improve the home’s warmth, a good way to do so is by layering up the home with soft furnishings. By purchasing soft throws and cushion covers that are soft and fluffy, it all helps contribute to the overall warmth retained in the home. 


Cold surfaces like wooden floors and walls are all going to expel a lot of cold air. For the wooden floors, it may be a good idea to invest in a rug or two. For walls, it’s a little more challenging but just adding some fabric artwork can make a big difference to block the cold air that comes from the walls.


Think about what can be bought to wrap up in too. Throws on sofas are great to put over oneself when trying to keep warm.

Incorporate more insulation where possible

Insulation is one of the best ways to keep the home warm. With insulation, it’s worth putting it everywhere that’s physically possible.


If there’s an attic space, chances are, insulation can be added. Within the wall cavities and under the flooring, are all good places to install insulation.


Some methods of insulation don’t require a hefty amount of work and can often be injected in, causing minimal damage as a result. Look at the options and the costs that come with them. It’s surprising how well insulation performs when it’s installed in the home.

Buy a smart thermostat

A smart thermostat can be a lifesaver when it comes to controlling the heating in the home. When putting on the heating, it can often be left on for too long or put on too high that it just becomes a waste of heating.


With that being said, it’s worthwhile buying a smart thermostat as it will help with managing the heating in the home. Smart thermostats will control the heating depending on what’s required by the household and then gradually it’ll adjust themselves to be more eco-efficient.


Not only that but a smart thermostat, much like many smart appliances, can be controlled by a mobile device. This can be extremely helpful in making sure the heating has been switched on or turned off when the household has left the property. Imagine coming home to a warm house instead of it being freezing cold?

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Time when the heating goes on and off

Talking of the smart thermostat, a good way to help make the home feel warmer this winter is by timing the use of the thermostat. In reality, the heating doesn’t need to be on all day. It can often just be put on for an hour or so before it’s turned off. It may then take a few hours before the heat within the home has been dispelled and it becomes cold again.


For some homes, the warmth may last for the remainder of the day! With that in mind, try to time when the heating goes on and when it goes off to minimize the expenditure that comes with heating the home.

Replace broken or damaged windows and doors

Over time, the windows and doors of a home can become broken or damaged. It’s expected, especially when the weather conditions experienced throughout the year, can batter and wear the integrity of the home.


While windows and doors can last a long time, every few decades or so, they’ll need replacing. It may be that the house was bought around the time that they were recently installed or it’s coming up to the point that they need replacing.


Window replacement and door replacement for that matter can really help improve the heating in the home. Double or triple glazing on windows, for example, is a great way to lock in the heat. For doors, it’s all about making sure they’re not cracked or warped. If they are, get them replaced at the same time to save the hassle of doing it a bit at a time.

Keep doors closed when in certain rooms

With internal doors, a good way to keep the room nice and warm is to close the door. Closing the doors of the rooms that the household is in, will keep that room warmer for longer. Alternatively, if the door was left open, then the heat would escape and disperse to the rest of the home. This can end up making it feel colder in the room that everyone’s in.

Keep warm and cozy in the home this winter

To avoid winter frost and to keep warm in the home, use these tips. It’ll make a big difference to the property as a whole.