1. Lay Wool Carpets
Wool carpets are a natural insulator that keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. According to the National Energy Foundation (NEF), 10% of heating is lost with timber floors. Not only does carpet insulate, The Woolmark Company states it can reduce the cost of heating by up to 10%.
A good quality carpet underlay is a good heat insulator too. Nothing beats that warm, soft feeling when your feet hit a carpeted floor.
Take a look at our range of wool carpets.
2. It's not too late to insulate
Energy Saving Trust suggest that uninsulated ceilings, walls and floors can account for 70% of total heat loss from your home, 'Insulating a home can save 45-55% of heating and cooling energy.' We say, bring back the trend for carpet on the walls! The point is, a few investments in insulation can save you a lot of money in heating over the years.
3. Moderate the heat to save
Around 20ºC in winter is a comfortable temperature for most people. A thermometer in your living area will help you regulate the temperature. Turning down the thermostat by just one degree could save you £85-£90 per year.
4. Mind the gap
Fill gaps in doors, windows, and chimneys with silicone fillers and invest in draught stoppers for each room. These are affordable products found at your local hardware store.
5. Close the curtains and blinds
Up to 40% of the heat escaping from your home in winter is from uncovered windows. Heavy curtains that are longer than the window frame will help keep the warmth in.