Did you know a cold home can damage the property due to moisture and dampness issues, which can encourage mold and mites? Let us help you get your home winter-ready so you can proactively prevent any damage to your home over the winter months:
Bleed your radiators
If your home feels cold even when the heating is on, you likely need to ‘bleed your radiators.’ Don’t worry, this is just a fancy term, which means there’s trapped air inside the radiator, stopping the normal flow of warmth. Follow these steps to fix this issue here.
Keep Curtains Drawn Over Windows
It’s not uncommon to see a home with the heat on full blast, yet the curtains are wide open. The reason you should keep them drawn is to prevent the heat from escaping, keeping you and cozy. However, don’t forget to open the windows for short periods now and then so you can freshen the air circulating.
A quarter of the heat is lost on the roof; this means insulating the roof area (such as loft or attic) is paramount in the wintertime.
Loft insulation is an excellent investment as it will be useful for decades and can prevent the issues that come with a cold home.
Pipe insulation is thermal or acoustic insulation used on pipes throughout the home.
The benefits are that it reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature. You also won’t have to wait as long for water to heat up.
Consider the Exterior of Your Property
Another reason that people’s homes get cold is due to the exterior.
To raise the temperatures, check your roof, gutters, and exterior walls to ensure no damage. You may hire a surveyor to advise you on this.
Any defects may worsen during winter if they’re not fixed quickly. The longer you wait, the issues may become more complicated and pricey.
Stay warm and cozy, everyone! Need more advice, contact us today, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.