Dare we say that Christmas is just around the corner? We all know how expensive Christmas can be, and with the colder months coming, it’s important to make sure that your home is ready to face the weather conditions that could be thrown your way. With your heating being on more often, it’s likely that your gas bill will dramatically increase, among other expenses too. Luckily, keeping your family warm doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think, so take a look at these 5 top tips on how to get your home winter ready.
Buy draught excluders
Unless you’ve got a brand new home, it’s likely that there are areas of your home that let in draughts. These places are usually underneath exit doors and window frames. It’s understandable that you can’t afford to replace these in one go, especially around Christmas. Luckily, you can pick up draught excluders fairly cheap from most home stores to block any cold air from entering your home, and prevent your warmth from escaping. They are also super easy to fit, so save yourself some money (and warmth!)!
Have your boiler serviced
Your boiler might not have been used much during the glorious summer months, and when its kick-started back into duty you could run into problems. Do you remember the last time you had your water heater serviced? If your boiler is faulty, it could end up costing you a lot of money to repair. That’s why it’s a good idea to arrange some water heater maintenance and keep it up so that you can prevent a massive problem this winter!
Scatter cushions and throws around your home
There’s nothing better than cozying up on the couch with your family in the winter time, so why not make that experience even more comfortable by adding cushions and throws around your home? Even when the heating is on, there’s something so relaxing about pulling a throw over yourself and snuggling in front of the TV.
Bleed your radiators
Have someone bleed your radiators so that they are working as efficiently as possible. Air trapped inside of them could lead to only part of your radiators heating up, and costing you more money than needed.
Consider buying halogen heaters
Finally, if you’re really struggling to keep your home warm, an efficient and cheap way of solving this problem is by buying halogen heaters. They are powered by electric and cost pennies an hour to run. The best part? They’re fairly cheap to pick up too, so why not pick a few up and heat your home for next to nothing this winter?