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Posted by Lucas Mantilla Garino on 23rd Mar 2017
When it comes to heating, few things are as important as ensuring that your home is well insulated. Convection heaters are particularly suited for well insulated rooms, given how they warm up and recirculate the air inside a room. If you find that your heaters are not working to your expectations, however, it may be due to the fact that your room is not sufficiently insulated.
It’s highly unlikely that your heater will work as efficiently as possible if your home has too many heat leaks; however, insulating your whole house can prove to be ridiculously expensive. But don’t panic! We’ve compiled a list of cheap insulation tricks that will help you insulate your house without having to break open your piggy bank. Start saving heat and money with the Envi Heater!
The easiest way in which homes lose heat is through windows. If you house doesn’t have well insulated windows, you can be sure that this will be the greatest source of cold drafts in your house. However, insulating windows can be a rather pricey ordeal.
The easiest way to stop the heat from seeping out this way is to purchase thick curtains. By closing these curtains, you’ll be able to conserve the vast majority of heat inside. Curtains are a relatively cheap way to start insulating your house and we’re sure you’ll be able to feel the changes immediately once you’ve installed them.
Believe it or not, chimneys tend to be one of biggest hidden heat sinks in modern homes. If you think about it, a chimney is a direct connection between the inside of your house and the outside world. Because heat rises, it’s only logical that it would easily escape through your chimney. There are a various solutions to this problem, the easiest of which is covering up your chimney with a sheet or rug. This solution certainly isn’t the most aesthetic but it can certainly make a difference.
If you’re looking for a less disruptive solution, you could also purchase a Chimney Balloon. These balloons are made from a special laminate, can be bought for under $30, and work surprisingly well. The balloon is placed inside the chimney hole, completely out of sight, where it inflates until it completely blocks the flow of air. Just make sure to remember not to turn on the chimney when the balloon is on and you should be just fine!
The most obvious source of cold drafts inside a room are unwanted gaps in windows and doors. If using curtains just isn’t enough, then you should consider searching your windows for any suspicious cracks. Old houses are particularly prone to cracks and gaps given their age, so if you live in one it’s only reasonable to make sure that they’re not becoming a source of cold air. Closing these gaps is relatively simple - you can purchase silicone caulk and fill in the affected area quickly. For larger gaps, you may need to purchase an insulator strip and install it in the affected areas.
Locating the Envi Heater on an inside wall and/or away from doors and windows is very important. This is to minimize the amount of heated air that can be easily “sucked” out of a room from outside walls and openings. Placing the Envi Heater closer to the floor is also important. If you install your heater too high up on a wall it may not circulate the heated air well enough. In smaller bathrooms, this doesn’t matter as much and the heater can even be placed at chest level (if placement affords no other option.) It’s also a good idea to clear the wall above your wall heater to ensure that objects, such as paintings or framed photographs, do not absorb the heat produced or block the airflow too much.
By following these cheap and easy tricks, you should be on your way to making your home better insulated. Don’t underestimate the benefits of a well insulated home! Order an Envi Heater today!
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