The cold winter is only for your Outdoor, so this year Gaviota wants you to take early measures to prepare your home for a warm and comfortable winter.
We start with blinds, the perfect ally in thermal insulation, both cold and heat. In addition to periodic checks to make sure the shutter drawer is completely sealed, -in this regard a PVC drawer provides more insulation than traditional wood one-, it is important to consider that the hollow of the shutter belt can also be a weak thermal point so we always recommend installing an engine that also extends the life of the blind thanks to a more uniform and smooth operation.
Moreover, if the windows are sliding, -always less insulating than the hinged ones– the felt wheaterstripping incorpored to get a snug fit must be reviewed. Over time these mats deteriorate and need to be replaced.
Windows and shutters are the best known points but do not forget doors, floors and ceilings of the house.
- The doors should be closed in order to heat the rooms faster and door sweeps installed as weatherstripping to improve closure.
- It is well known that wood floors and floating platforms add warmth and a natural touch. However you can choose to incorporate other insulating mineral fibers or, quite simply, traditional carpets.
- The high ceilings are beautiful and give a major relief to housing but make the action of stoves and radiators more difficult so the consumption rise sharply. Perhaps it is time to install suspended ceilings and insulation elements.
- Regarding the radiators, avoid putting furniture just in front, better above but not directly. The shelves over radiators are very useful if the ceilings are high and the heat sources under windows, since they help to channel the heat. Moreover, a simple trick: If the radiator is on the wall and a sheet of foil is placed behind it, the heat will reflect back into the room and will not leak through the wall.
In addition to thermal insulation, these tips also preserve your home from noise, so if you want a nice warm winter home, you know…