Wondering why your room is always cold? Several factors can influence the temperature of a room, stemming from the direction it faces, how well insulated the building is and whether or not you have double glazing, amongst other things.
In some cases, a cold room can be severe and health inequalities involving cold or damp homes can make this a massively disproportionate issue across the UK. In light of the cost-of-living crisis, it’s understandable for people to be hesitant to turn up the heating. However, starting with these simple steps can certainly help, so that you feel more comfortable in your home and enjoy a better night’s sleep
Fill cracks in the window frame
Take the time to assess whether there are any cracks in your window frame. This way, you can conceal gaps to stop warm air from escaping. For the best results, you should use a torch and even a candles to help scope out any drafts. Once you’ve identified the culprits, you can use expanding foams by brands like RS to help fill in the gaps – these sealants essentially act as a barrier to help repel any moisture and air. For the sake of a small DIY task, it’s worth considering.
A simple switch with a big impact, warmer bedding will help you sleep well at night. In some cases, it can be an investment if you decide to upgrade to duck down or feather duvets, however this can be well-worth the effort for a good night’s sleep. Otherwise, you can experiment with warmer bed sheets. Fur-lined, teddy-style duvets have become a recent trend and coupled with big heavy blankets, this can help to retain plenty of body heat within the sheets. Other options you could look into include heated blankets or heated mattress toppers, although, these should be approached with caution, as with all electrical items.
Keep radiators clear
Radiators are a key component when it comes to keeping your bedroom warm, so it’s worth taking the time to ensure they work efficiently. You should bleed them once a year to release any air gaps, otherwise airflow will be restricted. As well as this, you should clear out any sludge. This can collect in the bottom of the radiator and create cold areas. Power flushing is a technique used to help get rid of this build-up.
Soft furnishings, whether it’s curtains or blankets, will make a huge difference – and so will rugs. Particularly if your floors are wooden, rugs can help to prevent warm air from escaping through the floorboards. The fabric acts as insulation and can make a big difference to the warmth of your room. Plus, when you wake up in the morning, you won’t have to put your bare feet on a cold, hard floor