If you’re looking for the cheapest way to heat a static caravan, this blog post is perfect for you.
During the summer months, chances are you won’t need to heat your static. Still, at other times of the year, especially in the winter months, you will need to generate enough heat to stay warm and prevent the colder weather from creating maintenance issues such as frozen pipes.
Some of the newer and more luxurious models will likely already have central heating installed, but you might not always want to switch this on.
We’ll look at methods of keeping your static warm cheaply and cost-effectively.
Let’s get started!
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1. Portable Heaters
Portable heaters can be used in a static caravan; options include fan heaters, oil-filled heaters, convection heaters and halogen heaters.
Most portable heaters are lightweight, easy to carry around and quick to set up – all things that come in handy when living in a caravan with limited space! They’re also pretty efficient at providing warmth too. The downside? Some heaters will only heat smaller spaces, so you will feel the cold as you move from room to room.
2. Thick and Thermal Curtains
If you are revamping your holiday home to suit your interior design tastes, it’s worth considering getting curtains for your static caravan that are thick and thermal.
Thermal curtains will help to both keep the heat in your static, as well as the cold out.
3. Draught Excluders
One of the simplest and most affordable ways to keep your static caravan warm is using draught excluders.
Often, cold air infiltrates through gaps around windows and doors. You can significantly reduce this cold air influx by fitting cost-effective caravan-specific draught excluders. This not only maintains a snug interior but also cuts down on heating costs, as less energy is required to counteract the cold drafts.
It’s a win-win for warmth and wallet!
4. Extra Blankets and Layers
Sometimes, the old-fashioned solutions are the most effective. If the cold in your static caravan is bearable, adding an extra layer of clothing or snuggling under a thicker blanket can be sufficient.
Electric blankets provide targeted warmth, but it’s crucial to use them safely. Ensure they’re in good condition, and always turn them off when not in use to prevent any potential hazards and to save on electricity costs.
5. Thicker Carpet and Rugs
The floor can be a significant source of cold in a static caravan, especially during chilly months. By adding a dense carpet or plush rug, you can provide an additional layer of insulation between your feet and the cold ground.
Your holiday home might already have thick carpets or even underfloor heating in the more luxurious static caravan models, depending on the model and age.
For others, simply layering a few cosy rugs can make a world of difference. It’s an easy and stylish way to enhance warmth and comfort in your caravan without breaking the bank.
These are the cheapest ways to heat a static caravan. There are many other methods, but these will require more investment and likely the help of a professional to install.
More Ways To Heat A Static Caravan
- Double glazing
- Underfloor heating
- Central heating (if you have an older model that doesn’t already have it installed)
- Exterior cladding
- Install a fireplace