Winter
Cosy nights in, steaming hot chocolate, and a blazing fireplace are all things we associate with cold winter nights. Nothing beats a good old night in when the weather is close to minus figures and there is an unfriendly chilly breeze in the air.

As snug as this may all sound, taking the necessary steps to keep your home warm and insulated for the upcoming winter months is vital. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your house is winter-ready and in the best possible condition to keep those fingers and toes nice and toasty.

Install Heating Controls

Nothing beats being able to control your heating systems and radiators even when you’re not inside the house. Imagine coming home to a perfectly heated house that is ready to welcome you with a warm embrace. Well, now you can with the installation of heating controls. These handy devices make it possible to control the temperature of your house from your mobile home so that you don’t have to keep the heating on full blast all day. It is both energy effective and extremely convenient for those cold winter days.

Clean Drains and Gutters

Cleaning your drains and gutters may be the last thing on your mind as an essential task to get ready for winter, but it is an important one! If too much debris gets built up in them, such as leaves and branches, there is a chance of a major build-up happening and blockages can lead to leaks in the walls and ceiling. That is the last thing you want to deal with in the middle of winter.

Get the Boiler Checked

Running out of heating is the last thing you want to be dealing with in the very cold winter months. That’s why it’s well worth getting your boiler checked over and serviced before the winter months hit, to guarantee warmth throughout the season. It is also a very good idea to get boiler cover from a qualified engineer, this ensures you won’t be left without heat or hot water if your boiler suddenly decides to break down on you.


Protect your Pipes

Dealing with frozen over pipes is the worst thing during those frosty winter days. One of the best ways to keep on top of your pipes and ensure their ongoing functionality is by protecting them with a foam layer called lagging. This will help to prevent them from freezing over or suddenly bursting due to the freezing temperatures. Make sure to also remove any excess vegetation surrounding the pipes as this can also cause damage to them.


Get Covered

Make sure your home insurance includes winter-related damage. Having cover for uncontrollable weather conditions such as flooding from extreme rain or storm damage is very important. It may cost a bit extra as an add on, but it will be well worth it if needed!