Tips to Winter Proof Your Home

Hey there. Have you noticed just how chilly it’s been lately? Us too. Well, maybe it’s time to think about some ways to winter-proof your home. Luckily, there are many ways that you can better insulate your home, and it just so happens that we’ve got a few ready and waiting for you. Ready to dive in? Let’s get started.

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Quick Fixes

We’re already well into winter. You don’t need solutions that’ll take months and months. You need solutions that will work now – or at least very soon. For example:

Boiler and radiators

It’s important to ensure your boiler is serviced regularly for efficient functioning. Bleeding your radiators can also improve their efficiency, getting rid of any trapped air that stops them from heating up properly.

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Where you place your furniture can affect how well your home heats up. Got a couch that’s sitting in front of your radiator? Move it somewhere else and be sure to keep that radiator clear.

Rugs and draught excluders

Rugs and carpets help to insulate floors and reduce heat loss while placing draft stoppers at the base of doors prevents cold air from entering the home.

Program the thermostat

Put the heating on at certain times of the day so that you’re feeling the full effects and ensuring you’re using heat efficiently and only when needed.

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Shutters: The Stylish Insulator

Shutters are the perfect way to winter-proof your home. Why? We’re very glad you asked.

Firstly, window shutters are very good at providing insulation in your home. When closed, they form a barrier that reduces heat loss through windows (which can amount to almost 70%), one of the main sources of energy loss in homes. This added layer of insulation helps maintain a warm and cosy indoor environment, even when temperatures outside are freezing.

Shutters also offer unrivalled light and privacy. During winter, maximising natural light is crucial for both warmth and well-being. With just a quick tilt of the slats, you can easily adjust the amount of light entering your home while keeping the cold air out. This control means that shutters help to lower energy bills, as natural light reduces the need for artificial lighting and heating during the day.

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Low Maintenance, Super Stylish

Shutters are super durable and long-lasting. Unlike some winterproofing measures that need to be reapplied or replaced regularly, shutters are a one-time investment that’ll serve your home for many years. They’re also very low maintenance, needing just a simple wipe-down occasionally to keep them in top condition.

From a style perspective, shutters add that elusive “wow factor” to any space. They also come in various designs and colours, complementing any home décor while adding an elegant and classic touch. So, no matter your tastes, there’s a shutter (or two) to suit.

Looking for more ways to keep your home warm and stylish? Check out our range of insulating window shutters at Shutterly Fabulous and book your appointment today.