Posted on 21 03 2024

DIY Tips to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

Now that autumn is here, it's time to start preparing for the colder and wet winter months ahead. We know how cold and damp older Kiwi homes can be, so we have pulled together a list of DIY actions to help keep your whare warm and cozy this winter:

  1. Seal The Drafts: If you have wooden or tiled floors, combat drafts with door snakes. They sit along the bottom of your door and can prevent cold air from seeping in and warm air from escaping.
  2. Rug It Up: Again, if you have wooden floors, laying down rugs can help make a world of difference in keeping your home cozy. They add a touch of softness and also act as an extra layer of insulation, helping to retain heat.
  3. Let the Sun Shine In: Trim any trees or shrubs that block the sun from reaching your windows. Sunlight is nature's free heating system, so let the sun's warmth and sunshine into your home during daylight hours.
  4. Upgrade Your Curtains: Invest in lined curtains to keep the warmth inside and the cold out. Thick, insulating curtains create an additional barrier against drafts and help to trap heat inside your home.
  5. DIY Double Glazing: Consider applying window insulation film to your windows to create an additional barrier against cold drafts. This transparent film is easy to install and helps to reduce heat loss.

If you want to prepare for winter properly, contact our team. As part of our FREE Home Energy Assessment, we can help you identify gaps and draughts around your home and if you need an insulation or heating upgrade. 

Did you know you could be eligible for subsidies of up to 80-90% off the cost and installation of heating and possibly even 100% off for insulation? 

As one of the largest Warmer Kiwi Homes installers of insulation and heating grants, our team knows the ins and outs and will be able to determine if you qualify for a grant and which one is needed. 

Then, we'll guide you through the entire process, ensuring your home is warmer and energy-efficient, saving you money on heating bills in the long run.

Get in touch with us today to explore how we can help you make your home winter-ready. Let's keep the warmth in and the cold out together!



As an Owner-Occupier You May Be Eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes Subsidy