Is Your Home Ready For Winter?
As summer turns to autumn, it’s time to spend a few days getting your home into the best shape possible for the winter.
- Check the boiler
Get your boiler serviced by a qualified engineer. Looking after your boiler all year round can save you a lot of money and prevent any unwanted breakdowns during the winter. If you need a boiler service or any advice, contact our partners Yorkshire Boilers.
Check seals around all doors and windows and fill any gaps. Check for any signs of damp as this could indicate that the sealant on the outside is failing. You can always call our window doctor to check them over for you
- Prevent draughts
If you have draughty windows, you could consider replacing your glass in your windows. If you are considering replacing your windows then check out our energy efficient windows.
- Change your duvets
Turn over mattresses and replace summer duvets with winter ones, or maybe add an extra blanket.
- Clean windows
Clean windows inside and out, to maximise light during the cold, gloomy winter months.
- Check alarm batteries
Replace batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Check insulation
Conserve energy by checking attic insulation and padding any exposed pipes.
- Check your pipes
Make sure that water tanks and pipes are insulated and replace any insulation that has slipped over time. Locate the mains water stop cock (usually under the kitchen sink) and make sure it can be turned on and off easily – if a pipe burst in the house, this would probably be the first thing to turn off.
These are just a few good tips to prepared for the winter. It’s never too early to prepare and it could save you money over the winter months.