It can be tricky to keep the bathroom warm over the winter months and blasting the radiator can make your energy bills skyrocket. Investing in good insulation will stand you in good stead and reduce your energy bills in the long term, but you can also increase the heat in the bathroom to warm things up.
Starting small, it’s a good idea to check the sealant on your windows. Over time this can deteriorate and create gaps that will let in the cold air, but resealing is a simple task and you’ll see the benefits straight away. For just a few pounds, you can get some silicone sealant that will stop those pesky gaps and leave you with a toasty warm bathroom. Similarly, you could also try installing weather stripping onto your windows, which is a more heavy duty alternative to just simple silicone sealant.
A problem many people face is that they need to open windows in order to let out steam generated in the bathroom, which is good for ventilation but lets all the cold air in and makes it very difficult to keep in any warmth! This is why it is important to invest in good ventilation for your bathroom and install a good extractor fan to effectively clear the steam build up without losing the heat in the process.
Of course, you can have excellent insulation in your bathroom, but it isn’t much help if you haven’t got any heat to retain! Warming up the bathroom doesn’t have to be difficult, as it is often a smaller room than others in the house. First things first, check to see if your bathroom radiator (if you have one) needs bleeding. This is simple to do and could be the reason why your bathroom is heating up properly.
Alternatively, invest a little money in a new, more efficient heated towel rail. These can be wall mounted to save on space and have the added benefit of providing you with toasty warm towels as you step out of the shower, whilst also heating up the room at the same time. For the ultimate in luxury, if you have the budget for it, consider installing under floor heating in your bathroom. It is a great energy efficient way of warming the room, and your feet!
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