Safeguarding your home this winter
With energy prices souring year on year along with the cost of living increasing – it can be hard work and at times expensive to keep your home in tiptop condition during the colder months.
Thankfully there are a number of tips and tricks out there to help you prepare for the cold winter season and hopefully save you a bit of money.
Keep draughts at bay
Keeping your home energy-efficient and draught-proof this winter is a must. One way to do this involves inspecting windows, pipes, doors, loft hatches and old floorboards for any gaps where draughts could sneak in. Draught sealing sash windows is a great option for homeowners who are looking to ensure a draught-free home this Winter.
Bleed your radiators
Bleeding your radiators is a great way to warm up your home in the cooler months. Doing so releases any trapped air, which in turn fills every part of the radiator with hot water, allowing you to warm your home more economically.
Before it gets too cold, ensure your pipes and water tanks are insulated. If your home is missing padding, now is the time to solve this problem. There are a number of tutorials available online, which offer step-by-step guides on how to do this – or you can call in a professional to do this for you.
Get your boiler serviced
It’s important to get your boiler serviced every year, especially as now is the time we start to use it the most. You’ll be left with a number of unhappy faces if your boiler suddenly breaks down on the coldest of days.
Move your prize plants indoors
Unlike us, certain shrubberies are unable to keep warm throughout the winter, which can cause them to shrivel up and die. As the days and nights begin to get cooler, you should move any delicate plants indoors. Adding a little greenery to any room in the household is guaranteed to brighten up your home – even on the darkest of days.
Add a splash of colour
Our homes can begin to look a little lacklustre during the dark, winter months. Add a splash of colour to each and every room in the household with a few hot-hued cushions, cosy throws and vibrant pieces of artwork. A brightly coloured rug is not only kind to the toes; it will add an instant pop of colour to your home this January.
With these tips and tricks in mind, your home should be cosy, warm and inexpensive.