The colder weather seems to be kicking in and many homeowners will start to think about switching out their lightweight summer duvet for a thicker and heavier one.

why you should change your duvet in winter

Changing your duvet as Winter approaches is a great way to ensure you get a cosy sleep in the cold as well as helping you lower the cost of your heating bill. Thicker and heavier duvets can improve quality of sleep and prevent the need for putting on the heating.


However, there are a few things to consider before changing your duvet - where will you store your summer one, what tog level should you buy and when should you actually change the duvet

It’s important to wait for temperatures to sit consistently under 15 degrees before you change the duvet. Changing it any earlier will only leave you hot and bothered throughout the night.


When you do decide to change it, you’ll want to opt for a higher tog level. Anywhere from 10 to 13 is great for Winter.

Tog levels indicate how well the duvet can insulate heat. The higher the tog rating, the warmer, thicker and heavier the duvet. Depending on your preferences and how cold your room gets, you may want a duvet with a higher or lower tog level.

Everything you need to know about switching your duvets in Winter:

  • When you should change your duvet

Generally October tends to be the most ideal month to change your duvet. As a guide, switch your duvet out when the temperatures sit consistently under 15 degrees celsius. This means it’s cold enough for a heavier duvet.

  • Why you should switch your duvet

Switching your duvet to a heavier one in Winter is a great way to stay warm and ensure you’ll get a good night's sleep during the colder months. It may also reduce the need to pop on the heating which could save you money on your energy bill.

  • Tog levels

Tog levels refer to how well a duvet can insulate heat, the higher the tog rating the warmer the duvet. Duvets with a high tog rating are heavier and thicker, lower tog ratings mean the duvet is more lightweight.

  • Opt for a duvet with a higher tog level

For Winter you’ll want to get a duvet with a higher tog level. Anywhere from 10 to 13 tog should be fine. You may even want to go higher, this will largely depend on where you live and how cold your bedroom gets. Duvets with a higher tog level offer the most warmth as they’re a lot heavier and thicker.

  • How to store your lightweight duvet

Make sure you store your summer duvet in a cool and dry place to prevent mould and mildew from forming. If you’re struggling for space, consider rolling your duvet and putting it away instead of folding it. Vacuum packing duvets for long periods of time generally isn’t recommended as it can cause them to lose their shape and texture.

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