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How to fight early winter? 7 tips to heat up your home and keep it warm

Editorial office of TESLA Editorial office of TESLA 4. 10. 2023

Tips and tricks

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The heating season hasn't started yet, but sometimes you think you could do with a few extra degrees here and there at home? We'll advise you on how to efficiently warm up your apartment, or just a part of it, and save on energy costs at the same time.

We all know it. Even though the real frosts are far away according to the calendar, with the arrival of September comes colder evenings and mornings. In the morning, one doesn't want to step out of a heated bed onto a cold floor. We throw one more layer over ourselves at breakfast. And in the evening, we huddle under the blanket in front of the TV. 

We've got a few tips for keeping your home warmer when it's not quite time to heat the entire household for hours. 

1. Throws, blankets, pillows, rugs, curtains. 

All of these accessories can make a home a more comfortable, and more importantly, warmer place after the summer is over. They not only increase the temperature, but also make the space feel cosier. To maximise the effect, choose textile accessories in warm colours (yellow, orange, red). 

2. Invite warmth in and don't let it leave

Curtains and blinds are great helpers in maintaining the desired temperature in the home. As soon as the sun is shining, open the curtains and draw the blinds. The rays can heat the room handily. And when evening comes or it gets cooler, close everything back up. You'll keep the warmth you've gained for as long as possible.   

3. Bake

Have you avoided baking in the oven over the summer because it was uncomfortable raising the temperature in your home? For the rest of the year, this vice turns into a benefit. Prepare dinner in it or bake lunch the next day.  

4. Get an electric range cooker

When the oven, fabric accessories and work with them are short for the winter, it's time for a straightforward heater - a reliable addition to the home that will have you warming up just where you need it in no time. But to make sure it serves you as efficiently as possible, it's a good idea to get one with clever features right away. You can connect it to other smart devices in your home, such as the thermometer, via Wi-Fi and set up handy automations. The TESLA Smart Heater HTR300, for example, offers these options and can maintain a set temperature automatically, which can also help you save on energy costs

5. Think about where you (don't) want the heat to go

If you have a direct heating system in your home, think about whether you want the heat to go to other rooms. Do you want it to go from the living room to the next room? Position it so that warm air flows through the open door there too. Do you want the bedroom to be cooler? Close the door and place the heater somewhere other than opposite the door. 

6. Leave the temperature control to technology

Some types of portable heaters can maintain the temperature themselves. If you have one, you don't have to worry about it any further. However, if you don't own one, or for some reason don't want to own one, there are other ways to provide this comfort. For example, by plugging an ordinary space heater into a smart socket. Because if you connect it to a smart thermometer via Wi-Fi, you can add smart functions to an ordinary space heater. This combination allows you to set up clever automation. For example, one that switches on the socket, and therefore the space heater, as soon as the temperature drops below a certain threshold, and in turn switches off the space heater with the socket as soon as the room is heated to a certain temperature. 

7. Sink just a moment before...

...you get home from work, the kids get home from school, you get home from a trip, or you have to drag your heels out of bed in the morning. In many cases, there's simply no need to heat your home for long hours. And a home complete with smart devices offers just those benefits - remote heating. Again, either a smart direct heating system or a conventional one in combination with a smart socket will bring the convenience of remote switching. 

4 extra tips! How to prepare for the heating season? 

At the same time, don't underestimate the preparation for a proper winter now. Before the heating season starts, do the following: 

  1. Check the heating and insulation. Make sure the heating system is in good condition and there is no risk of heat leaks. For the same reason, recheck the door and window seals.
  2. Check the thermostat. Make sure it is working properly and is set to the desired temperature.
  3. Clean the heating devices. Radiators, hot air units and fireplaces. They must be clean if they are to heat the home efficiently.
  4. Consider getting smart thermostatic controls. If you want to heat your home efficiently and without unnecessary expense, explore smart heating options. With thermostatic heads, you can set the desired temperature in your home from anywhere. At the same time, you'll have a perfect overview of your energy consumption, allowing you to take an economical approach to heating and save money.

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