Not everyone uses the dacha for permanent residence. But sometimes you really want to break out into nature in winter, in order to take a break from the city and just check how the dacha and the plot are. Our tips site will give you some useful tips on how to quickly warm up your holiday home when you arrive for the weekend.
The portal wrote in detail what needs to be done to prepare the dacha and the site for the cold weather. We are sure that you have coped with all the autumn work, but you do not intend to give up trips to the dacha in winter. However, coming to a damp and unheated house is not very pleasant, you must admit! It is necessary to prepare and warm up the building as quickly as possible so that it becomes comfortable inside and you can safely spend the night.
Important! Immediately, we note that for a country house, temperature drops are even worse than standing unheated all winter. You arrived, the house was warmed up, you left – it cools down again. This can negatively affect the strength of the structure..
However, it is possible and necessary to prepare the cottage for the winter arrivals of the owners on weekends! To do this, the walls should be insulated from the inside and outside to prevent freezing. Do not save on this, even if you do not plan to live in the country all year round. You never know what will change over the years, maybe someday you will want to become a retired summer resident and move out of town. In addition, an insulated house will better keep cool in the summer, and this is important..
The option for quickly heating the dacha number 1 is a stove, a fireplace, and best of all, according to the reviews of experienced summer residents, is a fireplace stove with a metal heater-heater. It does not hold heat as long as a brick oven, but it will warm up the room faster. We believe that you have a supply of dry firewood and that you have taken care of the firebox in the summer.
Important! Experts advise, before starting to heat the stove in the country, open the windows and ventilate the room a little, arrange a draft. This will provide better traction, fresh air warms up faster, at the same time, you will get rid of the smell of dampness.
Do not forget – if your fireplace stove with a heat exchanger is connected to batteries installed throughout the house, pour anti-freezing liquids into the system for the winter, special compounds that will prevent it from freezing when the house is left without owners.
Fast heating option number 2 – electrical appliances. If there is no fireplace in the house, this is a great way out. Infrared heaters, convectors and fan heaters are the quickest help to keep warm. And for the night, you can leave the oil electric radiator with a thermal sensor – it does not make noise and keeps heat for a long time. By the way, it will not be superfluous to store an electric blanket in the country in order to sleep comfortably, even if the room is no more than + 16 ° C.
Some owners leave the convectors on for the entire cold season. The weekly timer and thermostat will allow you to set the temperature for five days at a level of no more than + 5-7 ° C, and on Friday, by the arrival of the owners, the devices will start working with a higher power, warming up the house. However, in order to eliminate the risk of system shutdown in case of power outages, it is advisable to connect batteries to the convectors. In addition, many summer residents are simply afraid to leave electrical appliances plugged in in their absence..
Option for fast heating of the summer cottage number 3 – “smart boiler”. Heating systems with thermostats, temperature sensors connected to GSM sockets, you can simply call a few hours before your arrival. And they will begin to warm up the room so that the owners do not have to freeze upon arrival. Yes, this is already a much more expensive option, but the most modern and convenient one. True, if at that moment the electricity was turned off at the dacha, the automation will not work.
Despite the growing popularity of “smart home” systems, automation that allows you to turn on heating remotely, in our country the most popular way to warm up a summer cottage during a weekend stay are cast-iron wood-fired fireplaces complete with electric heaters. Well, the system is quite efficient. While the firewood crackles in the stove, warming up the room, the owners can warm up with a fan heater or an infrared heater. In addition, many summer residents admit that when they come in winter, not the whole house is heated, but only the room where they are going to spend the night.