3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett

3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett

3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett

 

As the days begin to get shorter and colder, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you might need to do to protect your home in the winter months. Although many of us do not like to think about the cold months ahead whilst we are still enjoying the light nights, September is the perfect month to get winter ready. After all, the winters are long, cold and dark.

 

You don’t have to be an expert in DIY to prepare your home for the winter ahead; there are a number of easy steps you can take to make sure your home is as ready as possible.

 

  1. Get your boiler checked

Having no central heating over the winter period is the last thing you want to be dealing with. It is important to get your boiler serviced before the cold weather really kicks in, so that you can be assured that it is running as efficiently as possible. After all, you want to make sure you get as much heat out of it as possible.

 

Always make sure that you use a Gas Safe registered engineer when you book a service, to ensure that you and your family are in safe hands. It is also worth asking the heating engineer if they think your boiler in the current state will last through the winter.

  1. Insulate your home

There’s no point spending money heating your home if all of the heat is going straight back out again. Insulating your home is highly recommended, in order to keep the cold air out and keep the warm air in. In a property without insulation, around a quarter of heat in a house is lost through the roof, so insulating the loft is a good place to begin. It is also worth considering cavity wall insulation.

 

Many councils provide these services free of charge, so make sure to check with your local council.

As well as property insulation, you can do little things such as placing draft excluders across main doors and making sure curtains are drawn on an evening, so that the warn air is not hitting the cold glass and condensing.

 

  1. Protect your pipes

The best way to keep on top of pipes during the winter is to protect them with a foam layer (called lagging) which will help to prevent them freezing and bursting. This helps to keep the frost away from outside pipes, as the warmth of the pipe combined with frost can allow pipes to burst.

 

These 3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett will really make a difference to your home in the cold winter months ahead. It really does pay to be organised!