Looking after your home is a must because we all spend so much time in our own homes, it’s good to maintain them. Cold spots are something that can often appear around the home when the house is perhaps compromised in some way that it’s leaking out the hot air and letting the cold air in. So with that said, let’s look at some helpful tips to keep cold spots at bay in your home.
Heat Up Your Floors
Floors are often quite cold if you’ve got plenty of wooden or tiled flooring in your home. This can tend to trap cold air in the material itself and therefore makes it feel cooler. Underfloor heating can be very useful although it can be costly if you’ve got vast amounts of floor space to cover, especially when you start using it regularly. However, it’s certainly a worthy investment worth doing and can be helpful for any future homeowners who buy your home. It can add value to your property, and it can provide a welcome boost of warmth during those times of the year where the cold might be seeping through your winter socks. Whether you’re heating your bathroom floors or focusing on the wooden floor in your bedroom, consider this as an option if available and affordable for you.
Keep Doors Closed
Leaving your doors open can leave a lot of air to travel throughout the home, and that’s not always warm air. If you’ve got doors open, then you’ll likely find parts of the home start getting colder as a result. If you’re spending most of the day or evening in one or two rooms, then it’s worth keeping them closed where you can in order to conserve the heat within the space, including any body warmth you and your household are producing.
Use Draft Excluders Where Needed
Draft excluders are worth having when it you’re trying to block out any cold air that’s seeping in from your doors. Hopefully, you don’t get much in the way of cold spots around your front and back doors as hopefully they’re pretty well sealed. However, it’s worth putting draft excluders at the bottom of any cold spots within the internal doors to help keep the heat in and the cold air out. They’re very easy to use and you can also have ones that attach to the door too if necessary.
Keep Windows Sealed Up
Windows are probably the most vulnerable areas of your home when it comes to cold spots because there are glass panes that feature throughout the home. These aren’t as thermal as a brick wall or door, and so you might expect some cold spots in this area. It’s worth making sure your windows are well sealed and that you’re windows are either double or tripled glazed. It can sure make a big difference to how the space feels when it comes to the temperature.
Cold spots are common in homes, but the more you do to remove them, the better.