There’s nothing better at Christmas than to cosy up on the sofa in a nice warm lounge! With the weather normally getting pretty chilly around this time, you might have to try harder than usual to keep keep the temperature up indoors. And with higher heating requirements come higher bills. How can you make sure your home is as comfortable as possible this festive season, while saving energy at the same time? We’ve picked out some of our favourite products for Winter 2017 – why not put them on your Christmas list?
Dora Designs draught excluders
Impossibly cute, but practical – what more could you want? These lovingly handmade draught excluders have a unique charm – gone are the days when draught proofing meant ugly tape and bulky draught excluders all over the house! Simply pick your favourite character, and prop it up underneath a door or across the bottom of a window to make sure your heating’s not escaping, and cold breezes aren’t sneaking in.
Chimney sheep are great for blocking cold draughts coming down – and warm air escaping up and out of out of – your chimney! It is made from sheepwool and recycled plastic, so is a great eco-friendly choice, and it can be reused over and over again, unlike fragile alternatives like chimney balloons.
Chimney sheep are really easy to use – just make sure you buy the right size, then it’s as simple as connecting the handle and shoving it up the chimney! Then just remove it as and when you light the fire. As well as keeping your home warmer, it could save you upwards of £50 on your heating bill per year.
If you don’t have a wood burning stove, this one won’t be much use to you – but, if you do, a stove fan is definitely worth having! It’s a simple idea – it sits on the top of the stove, and the heat emitted from it drives the blades of the fan. This helps dissipate heat around the room, maximising the efficiency of the efficiency of the stove, and keeping you warmer.
So, there you have it – our quick tips for keeping cosy this Christmas, with products that are quick and easy to fit and won’t break the bank at an expensive time of year. All that remains is for us to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll be back in January with lots more energy saving ideas.