Granny Flat Heating & Cooling
Did you know that heating and cooling systems use approximately 40% of household energy?* Heating and cooling such as heater, air conditioner and fan use, however; can easily be reduced by carrying out a few handy techniques.
Draft Stoppers are fantastic for preventing cold air entering your home during the cold winter months through cracks in doors. They simply either slide under your door, or on one side, to effectively block wind drafts.
Another great technique is to rotate curtains and blinds to suit the season. Heavy woollen curtains are great for the cooler months whilst light and thin curtains are perfect for Spring and Summer. This technique helps either keep in warmth or allow in natural cool air through windows. Regardless of whether a window is open or closed, a certain percentage of heat and cold enters the home through the glass. Opening or closing a window simply aids your intention.
Did you know that you can regulate your body temperature through your head, hands and feet? During winter, the majority of your body heat is lost either from your feet or head, thus; beanies, socks, gloves and scarves are great means of keeping warm and cosy without the use of electricity.
Granny flats are perfect examples of using space effectively and thus are perfect for easily cooling or warming up the home by simply either creating air flow or containing warmth. Cooling the home can be achieved naturally by opening all doors within the granny flat and opening windows creating a natural air flow, particularly when done first thing in the cool morning. Warming the home uses the opposing method of closing the home up of an evening until the sun rises in the morning. Closing the home keeps warm air from the kitchen and body heat in, however; once the sun rises and begins to warm things up opening the house will actually bring in more warmth during the day.
Granny flats are fantastically well insulated, thus by carrying out these methods, you can reduce electricity used heating or cooling your home and thus save money.