While the colder weather signals the holidays, it also brings in seasonal affective disorder for some. Apart from this, there are the hazards from Christmas lights plus worries about how to save money while keeping your home warm this winter.
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Staying warm in winter is absolutely essential not just for your comfort, but also for your mental and physical health. Mirror reports on a radiator trick that can help you maximise how much warmth you get from it, and save on electricity cost.
How to properly channel the warmth of your radiator
The report shares advice from the experts at Your Plumber. As per their advice, you should not place anything too near the radiator. The space in front should be cleared of any furniture.
But, you should put shelves above any radiators. What it does is, it stops the hot air from the machine to rise up and above. Instead, because of the shelves, the warm air is channeled into your room.
Again, you can also cover the back of your radiator with ' a thin sheet of card with tinfoil.' Doing this will reflect the radiator's warmth into your living quarters, leading to your home warming up faster.
Bleeding your radiators regularly
Along with the above hack, you should always ensure that you bleed your radiator. This should be done as part of your radiator's regular maintenance in order to get rid of any cold air pockets in it.
Mirror quotes Mark Ingram, technical gas and plumbing tutor at Engineering Real Results (ERR), who says,
If when you touch all of the radiators you notice any cold spots, you might need to bleed air out of the system, which is an easy job people can do themselves. With bigger concerns, you should always seek advice from a registered Gas Safe engineer.
Mirror: ' Plumber shares radiator trick to 'channel the warmth' into your room faster to save money'
Your Plumber: 'Plumber shares radiator trick to 'channel the warmth' into your room faster to save money'