While we may be moving out of winter and into the warmth of spring, heating your home is still important, especially during wet weather and especially in the West of Scotland!
While your central heating may seem like all you need, there are other unique and comforting ways to heat your home. Not only that, but your home may not be well insulated and your current boiler may not be as efficient as it could be.
With this in mind, here are some ways in which you can make your home warmer, as well as some heating features that would make perfect additions to any home.
The first important step in making your home warmer is to ensure that it is well insulated. This often involves either wall/roof re-insulation or installing double-glazed windows, if this hasn’t already been done. The best way to know if this is necessary is to have a professional assessment carried out by a trustworthy contractor.
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- Boiler Changes
Some older houses may have less efficient boilers installed, meaning that you could be spending much more for your heating than you need to be. Older models of boilers can also be temperamental and prone to faults, or simply may not be heating your home properly. There are a number of changes you can make to remedy these situations, such as upgrading your boiler to a newer model, installing new radiators or even setting up a thermostat and smart-meter for better heating control in your house.
Copperwood are a Gas Safe registered company, meaning we have expertise in installing, repairing and upgrading gas boilers and other gas heating systems. Get in touch with us to arrange gas heating upgrades in your home.
- Heated Towel Racks
A perfect addition to any bathroom or en-suite, a heated towel rack not only makes it easier to dry damp or wet towels, but also provides extra warmth to your bathroom, perfect for chilly mornings. These can be installed to replace existing radiators, incorporated into the bathroom design in your new extension or installed as part of a bathroom renovation or purpose-built en-suite.
- Underfloor Heating
Similarly to heated towel racks, this feature makes any bathroom cosier and more luxurious. Adding underfloor heating requires a more involved renovation of your bathroom, but the finished result will be well worth it. This is also a great feature to add at the design stages of an extension project, whether it’s for a family bathroom or guest bathroom.
Arrange a site visit with us to assess whether your bathroom is suitable for underfloor heating.
- Log Burners
A log burner can simultaneously be a great way to heat your home and a fantastic, unique centrepiece for a living room or lounge. Providing an experience that is similarly tactile and authentic as a traditional fireplace, having a log burner in your home gives your room an unrivaled comfort, which comes from both the heat it provides and the smell of burning wood; perfect for during autumn and winter. It also adds some old-school style to any home! Due to the nature of this appliance, it can be trickier to install in some homes, however it makes a perfect addition to a home extension.
In our minds, renovations and extensions don’t stop at the structural shell. As a Gas Safe registered company, Copperwood Construction can provide you with many different gas heating solutions for your home. We can even design and install custom heating systems for your renovation or extension project, using high quality appliances such as underfloor heating and log burners. Get in touch with us today to discuss your project ideas or to book a site viewing.