It may be chilly outside, but there’s no need to let the winter cold come indoors. From fixing the drafts to fully installed fireplaces, here’s a look at what’s available, and how an RCS Personal Loan can help you.

 

MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS PROPERLY INSULATED

The warmest home is a well-insulated home, where the warm air doesn’t rise up through your ceiling and into your roof. A healthy layer of thermal insulation will help to ensure exactly that… but that’s only half the job. Employ an expert to properly seal your doors and windows to prevent cold draughts getting in – you’ll be amazed at what a big difference this small thing can make.

 

BUDGET-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS TO WARM YOU UP

Household heaters, which can conveniently be moved to whichever space you’re in, come in all shapes and sizes, with options in electric, convection and oil. Combo options are also available. Wall panel heaters are another effective way of heating up a room – and as a bonus they blend seamlessly into your décor and don’t take up too much space.

 

If it’s night time that you get the chilliest, pick up an electric blanket. These come either as fitted units or as under-sheet units, with multiple heat settings.

 

 

GATHER ROUND THE HEARTH

Ready to invest in something more permanent? Good – because a fireplace will add warmth and charm to your living area. Fireplaces are long-term investments that add value to your home, so it makes sense to take out a loan to buy one if you need to. The kind and size of fireplace that you get depends on the size of the room you’re wanting to heat.

 

Wood- or coal-burning fireplaces are not the only option – gas fireplaces provide warmth at the flick of a switch, and there’s less clean-up to do too!

 

UNDER-FLOOR HEATING

Increase the value of your home, and render your old slippers redundant, by installing under-floor heating. For living areas there are options for heating under both laminated flooring and carpeting, and for bathrooms – where, let’s face it, your cold bare feet need it most – there are under-tile systems.

 

 

USE AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN TO HEAT UP YOUR HOME!

Know what you want, but need a financial boost to get there? Apply for an RCS Personal Loan and you could be granted a cash loan of up to R125 000, with flexible repayment options from 12 to 60 months. There’s never been a better time to enjoy a winter wonderland in the warmth of your own home!