Re: Home Heating Hints3
Apr 27, 2005 2:23 pm
Joe is right Close-fitting, heavy drapes or blinds, or double-glazed windows reduce heat loss. But Bella unfortunately wooden blinds will not, According to the Building Energy Rating System (BERS), which is a program designed to rate the energy effectiveness of your home like they do on washers and fridges, rating your house from 0 to 5 stars.
Having the Close-fitting, heavy drapes or blinds, or double-glazed windows are only the first step thought. You really need to use them correctly to maximise their effectiveness. For example, open your drapes during the day to allow your floor and walls to absorb the heat of the sun, as afternoon sets in then close all the drapes and allow your home to slowly release the heat gathered during the day and with the drapes closed trapping the heat in.
BerekWarm floors without underfloor heatingWarm floors without underfloor heating
As mentioned concrete will need to absorb heat from somewhere to radiate it. It has an R value of 0 so I'd say you'd have to have the heaters on for a while before they'd…