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Winter Olympics 2018

Held every four years, the Winter Olympics is a prestigious event which inspires athletes globally. This year the Winter Olympics is being held in Pyeongchang a city in South Korea, making 2018 the coldest winter Olympics in 30 years, with the potential of -11 C temperatures!

Between 9th- 25th of February world athletes will be competing in events such as Alpine Skiing, Curling, Snowboarding and Bobsleighing to name just a few.

Now the Winter Olympic Games are starting to heat up, we have put together a few tips on how you can stay warm this Olympics, even if it is watching it from the comfort of your own home.

Keeping Warm at the Winter Olympics

If you are heading over to watch the Olympics in Pyeongchang it is important to make sure you keep warm. Taking simple steps, such as wearing the right clothing and eating the right foods can help you to feel warmer for longer.

Pack Multiple Layers – Wear multiple layers, thermal underwear, tops, jumpers, extra socks and a high-quality coat to help maintain heat.

Winter Boots – Keep your feet toasty by wearing a pair of winter boots. Top tip: make sure you have plenty of room in your boots for wearing thermal socks.

Heat Packs – With both disposable and reusable options, these can be great for quickly warming hands and feet even in the coldest of conditions.

Hat, Scarf & Gloves – Don’t forget to pack your hat, scarf and gloves to ensure your neck, chest, head and extremities are kept warm.

Eat Plenty – Eating a few extra calories can help you too keep warm, maintain a varied diet including warming hearty dishes a help to increase internal warmth.

Get Active and Move - Finally the best way to keep warm is by being active and getting the blood pumping.

Keeping Warm In your Own home this Olympics

If you choose to watch the Olympic Games from the comfort of your own home, it is still important that you keep warm throughout the winter weather. The ideal temperature of a room should be around 20 C, this ensures less health risks and increased comfort. Below we have listed some of the top methods to help keep your home warm even on the coldest of evenings.

Fully Serviced Boiler

Regular maintenance of your boiler throughout the year can reduce the risk of a costly boiler breakdown. One of the best ways of maintaining your boiler is by having an annual boiler service, this reduces the risk of a break down by identifying and repairing any problems. Regular boiler maintenance can increase your boilers efficiency and reduce you homes energy bills, helping to save you money in the long run. Fed-up of your boiler needing costly repair work? Browse our extensive range of boilers to find the right one for your property.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a luxurious way of efficiently heating your home, while also maximising wall space which would have been previously taken up by radiators. Depending on your heating system and requirements, there are several types of under floor heating systems available to choose from. These include wet and electric systems, both of which reap numerous benefits to the installer. Some of the benefits of installing an underfloor heating system include;

  • More wall space (which would have been previously taken up by radiators)
  • Even heat distribution
  • Out of sight - minimising any impact on décor
  • Underfloor heating is lovely to walk on and increases comfort
  • Safe to use even around children
  • Maximum hygiene – unlike radiators no dust and dirt is harboured
  • Can be installed under most floor types

Electric Radiators & Storage Heaters

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to add extra radiators to a room or home’s heating system. Electric radiators a great choice for adding extra heat to a room without costly work to the heating system. Many electric radiators can either be mounted on the wall or floor standing, allowing them to be placed anywhere with access to the mains electricity supply. When choosing a floor standing option, they can be quickly moved from room to room when required.

Stay warm this winter and with one of our electric radiators click here to browse our full selection to find the perfect one for your home.

Smart Thermostat Technology

Installing a smart thermostat in your home lets you control your homes heating even when out and about. Using a downloadable application on a tablet or mobile device a smart thermostat lets you turn your heating up or down with just a click of a button. Many smart thermostats utilise the latest heating technologies so that you can find the most cost-effective way of heating your home. Click here to view our full range of smart thermostats to revolutionise the way you heat your home.

Draft Proofing

As recommended by the Energy Saving Trust draft, proofing is a great way of reducing energy and heat loss, helping to keep your home warmer for longer. Draft proofing letter boxes, windows, and locations which let cold air in to your home can cost very little but can keep your home much warmer and draft free, you may even be able to reduce your thermostat by a degree or so.

Home Insulation

Insulating your home is a cost-effective way of retaining heat and reducing your energy bills. From lofts to floors many areas of your home can be insulated at a low-price, helping to make long term energy savings.
What can be insulated in and around the home?

  • Roof and lofts
  • Walls – using cavity wall and solid wall insulation
  • Floors and floor boards
  • Pipes
  • Hot water cylinders