It’s that time of year already! Can’t believe is November already! I mean the weather continues to be quite hot despite the fact that in less than a month away it will be winter!
However, the nights are dark, and long and the weather will be getting chillier sooner rather than later, which means winter is only around the corner. With Christmas and New Year coming up, it’s a time to celebrate and enjoy, which is why it’s important to make sure your home is ready now.
In the chaos the holidays can bring, the last thing you want is to be dealing with emergency plumbers or replacing windows, so why not get ahead of yourself and make those preparations now.
Here are some of the things you can do to get your home safe and prepared for winter.
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Inspect all of your doors and windows
While putting the heating on can turn into an argument, there’s no use winning if you’re unable to keep heat in the home. Checking your windows and doors for draughts can ensure you put measures in place to stop heat escaping your home – something that wastes energy and costs money. If any of your glazing needs replacing, do it now to avoid misery when the temperatures dip.
Get the boiler checked out
As well as your windows and doors, you also need to inspect your boiler at this time of year. Some useful boiler tips include getting a regular service and putting your heating on a schedule to help your home maintain consistent heat. If there’s something that doesn’t look quite right with your boiler, get it checked out as soon as possible to prevent any major problems that could result in a costly replacement. Start using your heating now to check that everything is in working order.
Make sure your home is secure
Keeping your home secure is important at any time of year, but the winter months can make your home even more of a target with Christmas presents in plain sight. Always check that your doors and windows are locked before you leave the house and when you go to bed, and don’t leave any valuables near entry points to entice burglars.
Installing a house alarm is a good idea to help you protect your home, with plenty of different options available to suit your needs and budget. Don’t take chances with your home’s security, it’s not worth the risk.
Check your flooding defences
Rain happens in the UK or Romania at any time of the year, but it can be pretty heavy during the autumn and winter months. This rain, plus a chance of snow, can put your home at risk of flooding. Check your garden and drains for any signs that could mean there’s something wrong. It’s also wise to check your insurance to make sure your details are up to date and that you’re properly covered against flood damage.
Taking steps to prepare your home for winter is important. With your home safe and secure, you can look forward to all of the good things the season brings and get ready to make special memories with your family.