Now that the days are starting to get colder and shorter, it’s the right time to start thinking about what you may need to do in order to protect your home in the winter.
You don’t need ot be an expert in order to prepare your home for the winter, there are some very easy steps you can take to make sure it’s protected and looked after.
Have a look at the guide below to help get you started:
Clear Your Drains And Gutters
Clearing your drains and gutters now is probably last on your list of tasks to get done. However, it’s something that is essential. During the autumn, leaves and mud build-up in your gutters and drains so can easily become blocked. This can lead to leaks into your walls and roof. If you want to make sure your home is ready for the winter, make you clear them of any debris once all the leaves have fallen from the trees.
Service Your Boiler
If you haven’t already had a service completed on your boiler, you should ideally get this done before the winter months. This is the time that you need your boiler the most. Having no central heating in the colder months isn’t something that anyone wants to deal with. Make sure you get your boiler services before the colder months arrive. Make sure you always use a gas safe register engineer and you may also want to consider getting a boiler care plan so that you can rest easy knowing that help is on hand if you need it.
Sweep The Chimney
If you have a real fireplace it’s important for you to maintain your chimney and get it ready for the winter. Chimney fires can be extremely dangerous therefore it is essential for it to be kept clean and in working order. It’s a good idea to arrange for a professional to come and do this for you. As well as getting your chimney ready it’s also a good time to start looking for the best log store to keep your logs ready for the colder months. Getting prepared now will mean you don’t need to cut or order firewood when the weather is bad.
Make Sure Your Energy Deal Is The Best
We all spend more time at home and heating our home in the winter, therefore, it’s important for us to be on the best energy deal possible. Switching is easy and you could end up saving more money than you realize. Have a look at some of the comparison tools online to see if you could save money on your energy. It’s also a good idea to make sure your home is insulated, you are using water-saving tools, and your windows and doors aren’t letting ina draught. These are some of the biggest money drainers in a home.
These four tips should help you to start getting your home ready for the winter. What are you planning on doing to prepare? Please share some of your ideas in the comments below.