Posted on 10 07 2024

How to Keep the Heat In: DIY Tips for Insulating Your Home

Winter is well and truly here, and as we try to warm our homes, the trouble of keeping that heat in often arises.

Insulation is the key to keeping your home warm and your power bill down. To help you through these colder months, we have listed some simple, cost-effective DIY tips for ensuring your home stays warm this winter.

Seal Gaps and Cracks

First, start by sealing gaps and cracks around windows, doors, and other openings around your home. Caulk and weather strips stop draughts and keep warm air from getting out whilst stopping cold air from sneaking in.

Add Door Draught Stoppers

Door snakes, or draught stoppers, are a cheap and easy way to prevent cold from sneaking in under your doors. You can buy ready-made door snakes or make your own with fabric and filling materials like rice or sand.

Insulate Windows

Windows are a big source of heat loss in Kiwi Homes. Install thick thermal, full-length curtains to help keep the warmth inside. During the day, open up your curtains to let sunlight warm your home, then close them again at night to retain the heat.

Use Rugs and Carpets

Bare wooden floors often feel cold and can contribute to significant heat loss in your home. Rugs and carpets add an extra layer of insulation, helping to keep your home warmer.

Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant

When DIY actions aren't cutting it, upgrading your home could be cheaper than you think. Did you know you might be eligible for the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant? This grant helps cover the cost of insulation and efficient heating systems for eligible homeowners, meaning you could be eligible for assistance that covers 80 - 100% of the costs. It's a fantastic opportunity to make your home warmer and more energy-efficient without breaking the bank.

Book Your FREE Home Energy Assessment

At Greenside Energy Solutions, we're here to help you create a warm, dry, and healthy home. Contact us today for a FREE Home Energy Assessment. Our team will evaluate your home's insulation, heating, and ventilation needs, and help you find the best solutions to keep the heat in.

With some simple actions and the support of our Greenside Energy Solutions Team, you and your family can stay warm and cosy all winter long. Contact us today to schedule your free assessment and learn more about the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant.


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