Brrr-ing Summer Into Your Home This Winter With New Levels Of Heat
Winter can be cold; there’s no doubt about that. But, we don’t have to suffer with it in silence. By now, you’re probably pretty good at protecting your home against the elements, especially in winter. But now, it’s time to do the same with yourself.
When you leave the house, you bundle up and wrap yourself in layers of wool, fleece and fur, just to keep the cold out. Now, doesn’t your house deserve that too? It’s time to kick your home heating up a few notches – and in style too. Take a look at these heating options for bringing the heat up at home.
It’s likely that you already have central heating in your home unless you’re using portable heating devices (and yikes if you are!). But, you could have a kind that isn’t heating your home as well as it should be. Central heating can fall into three different types: furnaces, boilers, and heating pumps. Furnaces work with air, boilers work with water (but both use gas or oil) and heating pumps both heat and cool. If your home isn’t heating as well as it can be, you’re going to want to call in the experts and assess what you have and how you can upgrade it.
An Electric Fireplace
Sometimes, you want to add a little something extra to the rooms that need it. Not only will you want to find a heating option that can boost the warmth in your room of choice, but adds to it ascetically too. An electric fireplace can be a strong option in that case, especially if it’s freestanding. You can find a wealth of the best electric fireplaces online, with reviews and details to go with them. Leaving you to pick a style that suits your heating needs and home decor.
A Wood Burner
If you live in a rural area, a wood burner can be a fantastic option for you. Not only are they a joy to operate, but they can save you money on heating. The cost of logs is often a lot less than oil, gas, or electric heating. And, you also benefit from the joy of stacking up your logs and showing off a country-perfect fireplace.
A more modern type of heating system can be placed underneath your flooring around the home. It works by spreading heat through small pipes that loop around the floor. It can be a little more expensive to install than other types of heating, but can be more efficient in the long run (and ideal for warming up cold tiles). There are many pros and cons to choosing underfloor heating; you just have to figure out if it’s right for your home.
An Open Fire
Another option is to go old school and install an open fire or open up what’s already there if a previous chimney had been boarded up. Open fires have an air of romance about them. But, you have to be careful, ensuring that both your home and your room is built to accommodate it. You’ll want to make sure that the area is well ventilated and can cope with running an open fire.