With winter coming up soon it is a great time to start looking at your home and getting it prepared for winter. There are lots that can go wrong in the wet and cold of winter and it really takes a toll on a house, that is why maintaining it and preparing it so that you can stay warm and cosy in winter is really important. There is plenty you need to be checking and preparing but it can be hard to know where to start.
If you are looking to prepare your home for winter but you are unsure on where to get started then these few tips should give you an idea of what you can do to prepare your home for winter and help you get started.
Make sure the heating works
One of the main things you are going to need during the winter is going to be your heating so getting this checked is very important. Check your radiators and see if they are in good working order or need bleeding. You could also look into a whole new heating source should you want something more efficient like an air source heat pump, but you would need expert air source heat pump installers should you want to look into something like that so nothing goes wrong. While checking your heating you can also check your boiler and make sure that is all in working order so you have no issues heating up the house and your water.
Check on your windows and doors
It might seem odd but if your windows and doors are damaged or not shutting and sealed properly they are going to let in a draft this will reduce the overall efficiency of how your house heats up and make it colder when the heating is off so it is important to make sure all windows and doors are in good shape going into winter.
Check your roof and guttering
With more rainfall bound to come in the winter you need to make sure your roof and gutter are well maintained. If they are not it is going to lead to further damage and leaks which could cost a lot more in the future. You need to check all the roof is still in good repair making sure all tiles are in place and everything looks in order. If you are unsure it may be worth contacting a professional. Also clean out your gutters, this will stop any overflowing and the potential of them freezing and cracking during the colder months, if this isn’t done they will leak and could also cause damage to your roof if they are too heavy or if the standing water is left against the roof.
If you are looking to prepare your home for winter and you are unsure where you could start or you are stuck for ideas then hopefully, these few tips will give you an idea of what you can get started on and make sure you get your home protected and prepared for winter.
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