There’s a strong chance that in the last few weeks you’ve uttered something along the lines of “Oooh it’s getting chilly!” The average temperature for this time of year sits between 10 and 13 degrees, and while the toughest of cookies might consider this relatively mild, for the rest of us, it’s definitely coat and scarf weather. Brollies at the ready, gloves in pockets and your chunkiest winter coat pulled out from the back of the wardrobe, you’ll be well equipped for the increasingly cold mornings and dark, dismal afternoons… Not to mention the sudden bouts of torrential rain!
Inside the home, you’ll probably have made other adjustments for winter. There’s nothing worse than waking up in a freezing cold house, after all. Thermostat settings tweaked, radiators turned up and, if you’re particularly lucky, fuel collected for your fireplace or woodburner, you’ll be perfectly prepared for the coldest time of year.
But while you’ll be warm and cosy, you might also be worrying about your energy bills. It’s well known that household costs increase during the autumn and winter, with people requiring more heating, hot water and electricity. We also tend to spend more time at home during these months, so we use more energy than before. And when we take into consideration the cost of the approaching Christmas period, there’s even more reason to carefully count your cash.
Fortunately, there are several ways to ensure that your energy consumption isn’t drastically affected by the weather. From closing doors behind you to shutting curtains when you’re not in the room, you can easily retain heat and save on bills. Simple alterations like adding a heavier quilt to your bedding and wearing thicker pyjamas will also keep you warm at night, while lots of hot drinks and home cooked meals will keep you toasty throughout the day. Take note of which rooms in your home receive the most light, and allow the sun to spill in to provide some natural warmth. At the same time, identify the rooms that don’t enjoy sunlight, and keep the window dressings firmly shut to stop any heat escaping through the glass.
One of our favourite methods for keeping warm comes in the form of our thermal blinds. These roller blinds are specially manufactured with thermal properties, affording them the ability to promote an ambient temperature throughout your home. Keeping rooms cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold, they’re an effective way to make your home’s temperature as pleasant as possible.
And when it’s freezing outside, by helping to retain the heat in the room, thermal blinds reduce the need to switch on the heating. This in turn lessens your energy bills, so you’ve got a little more spending money for Christmas!
Proven to reduce heat loss by an incredible 78%, Lifestyleblinds’ thermal blinds are the perfect addition to your home this season. And what’s more, they’re not just functional, but highly fashionable too. We offer a great collection of thermal roller blinds in different colours and patterns, so you can select the very best window dressing for your home.
You can find out more about our thermal blinds by speaking to a member of the team on 0161 451 0290. You can also view our full collection of thermal blinds here.