Is Your Home Winter Ready?

It might feel as though it was only yesterday that you were sitting out in the backyard sunbathing, but winter is actually approaching pretty fast. Of course, that’s not a bad thing! There are plenty of amazing things about winter. You get to snuggle up at home all cosy and warm, it’s finally time to bring out your chunky sweaters, and no one is going to judge you for drinking hot chocolate all day long! Of course, that doesn’t mean that everything about winter is great. After all, the cold weather can bring a whole host of problems if you’re not prepared for it. This is especially true at home. To help you avoid getting into any trouble during the cold months, here are a few ways to winter-proof your home.

 

Deal with drafts

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It’s incredibly easy not to realise that there are drafts in your home during the summer. After all, you’re probably going to be happy for the cool air coming in! However, when winter rolls around, a draft can be a serious problem. Not only can it let cold air into your home but it allows a great deal of hot air to escape as well. Make sure that you go through your home before it gets too cold and seal up any drafts that you find.

Protect your pipes

There is nothing worse during the winter than a frozen pipe. If the water in your pipes freezes then, it will expand, and that leads to burst pipes, leaks, and even flooding. And no one wants to have to deal with freezing cold water flooding their home in the middle of winter! Luckily there are solutions. Some of the best solutions that are currently available are heat trace cables to use in your home. These help keep your pipes warm and prevent them from freezing, even as the temperature drops significantly. That way you can be sure that you’re not going to be having cold showers anytime soon.

 

Hold on to the heat

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There’s no point having your heating on all day long if it’s just getting lost and you’re still left feeling cold. You need to make sure that you’re keeping as much heat in your home as possible. This means closing all doors and windows in each room whenever you can so that the heat stays put. Speaking of windows, you need to make sure that all of your windows are double glazed otherwise your home is just going to end up haemorrhaging heat every single time the temperature drops even a little bit.

Of course, these aren’t the only things that you should think about as the cold season approaches. Make sure that you’re thinking about your car and the way that you drive so that the icy roads don’t lead to any accidents, and you should also be sure to go out and get warm clothes for you and your family. The last thing you want is anyone coming home with numb toes from a pair of shoes that are falling apart!

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