Keeping your loft conversion warm in winter

Installing heating appliances can be quite expensive, but it depends on factors such as the size of your attic. However, here are some ways to keep your loft conversion warm and cosy without needing a second mortgage:

1 Underfloor Heating

One of the best methods to help keep your conversion stay warm in the winter and is also suitable for cold mornings when you do not want to get out of bed is underfloor heating. Heat rises, so this is one of the most effective forms of heating for a loft conversion, meaning you can keep the space toasty without racking up huge energy bills.

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2 Radiators

Not only can these efficiently warm your home but you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint by using environmentally friendly electric energy. Things such as wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy and more. Although this does not mean you need a wind turbine installed on your roof, you could consider having solar panels installed to generate energy for your loft conversion – which is also a cheaper alternative.

3 Double or Triple Glazing

A must-have for any home or room in winter, 55-70% of heat that each home generates escapes from windows with a single pane. Double glazing is essential to capture and retain a high amount of natural heat that comes from the low sun during winter. It also lessens the amount of water remaining in the window frame and glass.

With double glazing, you will need less electricity or gas heaters installed as you reduce energy consumption which is good for both the environment and your bank account.

4 Loft Insulation

When it comes to loft insulation you have two options to choose from; The first is to protect between the ceiling and roof. However, this could be a long process as you have to take the ceiling down or take the tiles off the roof, but if you are already in engaged in completing this job, then it might be a better choice.

Another option you have is to protect internally by adding an extra layer of insulation by constructing a stud wall with the insulation in between. Sometimes, however, this is not the most practical method because it can restrict the height of your room within a limited space.

Remember to also include Downlight Covers to prevent heat loss from lighting fixtures. For more details, visit a site like www.thermahooddirect.com/

5 Heavy Curtains

Make the most of your curtains, they are there to keep the light out, but you should use them to keep the heat in too. There are thermally lined curtains available that are affordable and have a thicker material to help retain heat in the room. However, if you are on a budget then in the past people have made their own thermal curtains using household items daily such as wool or even a shower curtain.

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6 Draw furniture away from radiators

You may really like how your new sofas looks positioned in front of the radiator, but you’re wasting valuable heat energy that it just going straight into your sofa. Move your sofa to another clear space so that the heat generated by the radiator can spread evenly throughout the room and heat it more efficiently.

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