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How to winter-proof your property

With colder temperatures and shorter nights on the horizon, now is a great time to make your property safer, warmer and energy-efficient. Here are our top tips to get your home through the winter.

Check your heating system

Make sure that the heating system is working well. Getting it checked out regularly will help prevent any breakdowns and problems in the winter. You should also consider investing in a programmable thermostat. It will automatically adjust the temperature throughout your property.

Service your boiler

Make sure that your boiler is in a great condition for the colder months. Regularly servicing your boiler is vital to ensure that it is running safely and efficiently. Get a Gas Safe registered engineer to service your boiler as well as any other gas appliances that you may have in your property. This will give you the peace of mind that the work is done safely and to a high standard.

Clean your gutters

Make sure your gutters and drains are clean to avoid blockages. Gutters cluttered with leaves and debris can cause a water blockage that may lead to damp patches on your walls. Seal any leaks you find and pay extra attention to mould as it can cause many issues if it gets inside your home.

Upgrade your windows

Installing double-glazed windows is a great way to keep your home warm this winter. It can also make a huge difference when it comes to lowering energy bills as well as reducing condensation throughout your property.

Insulate your property

Insulation can drastically reduce the heat loss throughout your property. By insulating your walls and your loft you can retain the warmth in your home, helping you save money. It is a great way to protect your home against cold in winter and excess heat in summer.

Check the pipes

When the temperature drops, frozen pipes can become a huge issue. Make sure to get the pipes in your property regularly checked. Blocked pipes can freeze in winter, then expand and burst, causing water damage to your property. Double check that they are properly secured to the walls and well insulated.

Leave the cold outside

Make sure to seal gaps and cracks in your walls. This will prevent cold air from getting inside and will keep your property warm during winter. You should also consider draught-proofing your doors and windows. This can also make a huge difference when it comes to lowering your energy bills.


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