With the plunging temperatures, we’re said to expect over the next few months, there’s never been a better time to ensure your home is winter-ready. Handy Squad has put together a brief guide pointing out some of the key areas you need to keep an eye on when attempting to reduce the heat loss from your property and resist the bitter cold to come; after all, even The Express is gearing up for a sub-zero winter!
Top Tips From Handy Squad This Christmas
For starters, you should investigate the locations in your house that lose the most heat to the outside – a handyman in London from Handy Squad can help with this, and even assist you with insulating your home’s attic and sealing off vulnerable access points if you require it.
Wooden flooring is notorious for letting heat escape when in disrepair, and simple draught-proofing precautions can make a huge difference as well. The list of jobs and services that Handy Squad provides is endless, so give them a call if you want a more energy efficient, winter-proof home; hassle-free.
You’ll also want to check all of your household detectors for malfunctions or lack of battery since most house fires and carbon monoxide leakages happen during the frigid portions of the year. See IdealHome.co.uk’s article for in-depth tips on resisting the cold snaps we’re promised, as well as a few simple pointers that could save you a ton of hassle in the long run.
Additionally, you might find this an ideal time to do your annual water heater draining. If it’s been a year or more since you’ve done this, it’s a good idea to get it out of the way before the frost really sets in. The last thing you want is to wake up with only cold water on Christmas Day, especially with little ones in the house. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, now’s a great time to invest in one – they save you money by keeping your home’s temperature consistent, and can automatically raise or lower it while you’re away according to your schedule.
The Telegraph has more details on what you can do to winter-proof your living arrangements during these coming months. For now, stay safe, stay warm, and enjoy the festive time of year to its fullest.
This article was written by David Newman, eCommerce Director at Ad Lab – digital marketing and growth specialists. David enjoys browsing lifestyle blogs, walking the dog, and loving life as a family man.