Fortunately, we have expert heating advice you can trust to help stay warm, healthy and dry this winter.
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Insulation is the first step to making your home comfortable this winter. An insulated home is easier and cheaper to keep warm as the insulation helps prevent heat dissipating faster than you can generate it.
By tackling dampness, you can reduce the growth of mould, mildew and dust mites. A drier home is healthier and needs less maintenance. Also, the air is easier (and cheaper) to heat. Many of the steps for removing dampness are cheap and easy fixes.
Once you've dealt with the main sources of dampness, the next step is ventilation. While some old homes have too much ventilation, modern homes can be too airtight. Getting the balance right helps maintain good air quality while removing day-to-day moisture.
Heating keeps your home warm, dry and safe to live in. An insulated, well-ventilated home will still be cold without a source of heat. But be aware that your choice of heat source and fuel can ramp up your power bill during winter.
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