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Trick Shows How To Make Your House Hotter Without Spending More Money

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With many people working from home it's more important than ever to make the most of the heating being on which is where Kyle James' tip comes in handy:

Kyle, who runs a company called That Property Guy, reveals how using tinfoil can boost your radiators' efficiency by reflecting the heat from the wall back into the room.

Posting the video to his TikTok platform, Kyle explained: "Give your radiators a boost this winter. Radiator reflector foil is one way to keep your house warm.

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"It reflects radiator heat back into the room. It's really simple to install, a good idea to do it on radiators on external walls. [You can] pick up foil from DIY stores or kitchen foil is a quick hack."

Credit: TikTok/thatpropertyguy
Credit: TikTok/thatpropertyguy

Kyle can be seen simply cutting the radiator reflector foil to size before adding Sellotape (or double sided tape) to the pieces and slotting them just behind the radiators.

The video has racked up over 60,000 likes with more than 10,000 shares - not to mention the 1.5 million views. People have also commented on Kyle's video to express their shock.

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One person wrote: "I've done this and it actually works," while another added: "Wow never heard this before."

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A third person commented: "Worked great in my house. Noticed the difference straight away."

With a few people unconvinced that the trick would make a difference, someone hit out saying: "To all the haters... I've done this for years in certain rooms of the house. The rooms without it are colder."

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Jimmy Williams, the CEO of Urban Jungle, a company providing insurance to generation rent and millennials agreed with the advice from Kyle.

Speaking to LADbible, Jimmy said: "Make your GCSE physics teacher proud by reflecting the heat back into the room.

"Wrap some card with tin foil and put it behind your radiators, there's no point putting time and effort into organising your heating if half the heat is just going into your walls."

Other ways to keep your home warm include:

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  • Draught excluders: Covering the bottoms of doorways with anything from spare blankets to 'sausage dog' excluders can make the room warmer and let you turn that heating down without feeling a difference.
  • Don't crowd your radiators: If you've got a sofa right in front of a radiator then it probably means that the room isn't getting any heat.
  • Thick curtains: Windows can make or break the temperature of a room, especially if you don't have double-glazed windows. Closing your curtains once it gets dark with thick curtains (or draped blankets) keeps heat in the room far more effectively.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/thatpropertyguyuk

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I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]