Do you feel like your electric bills keep going up, even though you’re trying to save energy? You are certainly not the only one facing this situation! This is an effective way to keep your home warm, while reducing your energy costs. Decoded!
In winter, the general concern of French households grows at the increase in energy costs to heat their homes. As such, many of us are looking for alternatives to solve this problem. A piece of advice turned out to be very practical!
Everyday tips to heat your home at a lower cost!
First of all, it is important to know that in France, about 4.8 million homes are poorly insulated and are therefore considered thermal sieves. Unfortunately, being able to heat this type of home in the coldest times of the year can be very expensive. That is why it is essential to implement certain specific measures to control the temperature, in particular the aluminum foil trick. This simply consists of covering a piece of thick cardboard (about the size of your radiator) with aluminum foil and placing it on the back of your radiator to create a kind of barrier that will prevent heat from dispersing through the wall.
However, like this advice, there are also several other ways to prevent heat loss, such as the use of thermal insulating curtains, door weatherstripping or the installation of weatherstripping for cold doors… Although it is useful for insulating windows, walls and doors, it is not always enough. You also have to think about the floor, which can represent up to 10% heat loss, hence the importance of using rugs and carpets. We explain below how to do it and how it is practical and above all economical!
To beat the cold and trap the warm air inside your home, the use of a rug or carpet is very useful. To do this, there is nothing simpler! All you need to do is place this cover on the floor, next to or under the radiator and keep the door and windows closed. Thus, the hot air that comes out of your heating will remain longer inside the room.
Keep in mind :
Attention ! Under no circumstances should you cover your radiator as this can be a real fire hazard.
Why is carpet a great insulator for your home?
Floors can be the source of heat loss in a house, so you have to think about covering them. In fact, when placed next to a heating device, good quality thick rugs are made up of millions of very dense fibers that not only have a very low conduction rate, but also trap the air emanating from the radiator. So if you turn it on, the hot air will stay in the room, and the cold air from the floor will not be able to get through it. So, since only a little bit of heat is needed to keep your interior comfortable, you’ll easily achieve significant energy savings and make your home an overall more pleasant place to live in winter.
What are the best mats for home insulation?
Cotton, loop or faux fur rugs provide natural insulation that keeps your home warm in winter and cool in summer. In addition, they are soft and warm to the touch, which favors thermal comfort when it is cold outside.
Little tip: By laying your carpet on a thermal underlayment, you significantly strengthen the insulation of your floor and extend the life of your carpet.
Installing rugs or rugs on your floors will not only help lower your energy bills, but it will also give your rooms a feeling of comfort and warmth that hard floors cannot provide. In addition, they add charm and a special decorative touch to a room!
As you can see, to minimize heat loss through the floor and save money on heating, you just have to place a carpet or carpet next to your radiator.
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