It can be tough to keep everything in your home running smoothly during the colder months. The following article is full of useful hints and tips to help you get your home ready for winter.
Keep out winter chills
Follow our tips to keep your home draught-proof and energy-efficient this winter.
Plan for winter emergencies
Don't be left in the dark this winter. Prepare your home for some of the most common winter emergencies with these handy tips.
Get a boiler service
Arrange for your boiler to be serviced every year. As everyone starts to switch on their central heating, the surge in gas consumption can lead to a big increase in boiler breakdowns.
Find your stopcock
Make sure you know where your water stopcock is located. If you suffer a burst pipe you'll be happy you found it in advance!
Create a power-cut kit
Be prepared for the inevitable winter power cuts by putting together a power-cut kit.
Freshen up your home
Set aside some time to make sure your home's in tip-top condition before winter really takes hold.
Clear out your gutters
In Autumn, leaves can collect in gutters and drains, leading to blocks and overflows, so it’s best to clean them regularly. Consider investing in gutter leaf guards to help prevent your gutters becoming blocked in future.
Sweep your chimneys
If your chimneys are in use, make sure that they get swept every year. This will remove the build up of dirt and grime from your chimney walls. Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousness is optional.
Preparing your car for winter
Driving in winter can be a challenge, so make sure your car's prepared for all weather conditions.
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