Winter is well and truly on it’s way and it’s set to be another cold one. With that in mind it’s time to prepare yourself, and your home for the freezing weather. We have put together 10 tips on how to ensure your home is ready for winter.
Check The Mains Water Stop Tap
Make sure the tap is able to turn to isolate the water supply in the event of an emergency. Consider fitting a “Superstop” stopcock: the easy way to turn water off.
Lag Pipe Work
Ensure all your pipes are lagged properly inside and outside your home to prevent freezing and flooding should a cold snap take you by surprise. Consider fitting a frost watcher heater in your attic.
Clear all your guttering of dead leavers and other debris to allow rain water to flow freely. This will prevent damage to the buildings and drainage systems.
Check Thermostats Are Working Correctly
They control temperature and provide a comfortable living environment while helping to reduce energy costs.
Have your boiler serviced and your heating system checked over by a registered service engineer to ensure it’s working efficiently. You should also consider adding antifreeze to your heating system as an extra precaution.
Ensure your home is not losing unnecessary heat through the roof by fitting additional insulation between 200-300mm thick.
Water Storage Cylinders
Make sure they are lagged to reduce energy bills.
Be Kinder To The Environment
Why not consider replacing your old inefficient boiler with a new High Efficiency Oil or Gas Condensing Boiler and save money on bills over time.
Repair and replace broken taps to prevent complete tap failure and the possibility of flooding.
Make sure you have the details of a trusted plumber to hand in case of emergency. Contact us for a list of approved tradesmen.