Now that the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are starting to plummet; we’ve put together a few tips on how to prepare your home in time for winter and the effects of the colder weather.
Goodbye to summer
As we are well and truly out of season for garden parties and BBQs, much of the garden equipment can be packed away. Storing it safely indoors will help to preserve the life of deck chairs, garden tables and parasols and children’s toys; sandpits and trampolines. Leaving such items exposed to the cold and to rain and snow will often cause them to become perished and damaged.
Such equipment often ends up being left outside if there isn’t enough room to store them in garages and sheds. We provide the ideal solution with our self-storage facilities. There are a range of different size rooms to choose from, depending on how much you need to store.
Fight the draughts
There are a few useful methods for reducing the amount of heat energy lost through draughts in your home. Investing in draught excluders to sit along the base of doors can be highly effective in reducing heat loss. A remarkable amount of heat can be lost via letter boxes in front doors. There are devices on the market which fit over letter boxes to eliminate this problem.
Simply closing the curtains and blinds, or investing in thicker window coverings can also reduce heat loss to a significant extent.
Insulate, insulate, insulate
For the ultimate way of preparing your premises for winter, insulate from the top down to really reduce excessive heat loss. Proper roof insulation is one of the best means to reduce your household energy bills.
Keep it flowing
To avoid a burst pipe due to water pressure building up behind a frozen section of the pipe when winter really does set in; a plumber can fit pipes that are the most susceptible to bursting with ‘insulation sleeves’. It is also worth looking out for any cracks in external walls. It is through this, which cold air can reach the pipes and cause the freezing to occur.