Preparing home for the UK winter is essential for a comfortable and energy-efficient living environment.
London, United Kingdom, 20th Aug 2023 – Guide by Warmable” As the weather turns cooler and winter approaches, it’s essential to take measures to ensure home is ready for the season. While temperatures in the UK may not reach freezing levels in all areas, preparing home for the colder months is still crucial.
Most houses lose between 20-30% of heat through the walls, therefore finding ways to keep the home warm in winter months is particularly important. From maintaining the heating system to weatherproofing doors and windows, a few simple steps can make a home cosy and energy-efficient during the winter season.
Warmable will explore five essential ways to prepare home for the UK winter.
Check and Service Boiler
Boiler remains a vital component in keeping home warm during the UK winter. To ensure its optimal performance throughout the season, schedule a professional boiler service. A qualified heating engineer will inspect the boiler, clean the components and identify any potential issues. Regular servicing will not only ensure efficient heating but also prevent unexpected breakdowns during the colder months, explains Warmable. Additionally, ensure the water pressure is at the correct level, and consider bleeding radiators to ensure even heat distribution.
Weatherproof Doors and Windows
Even in milder UK winters, draughty doors and windows can lead to heat loss and higher energy bills. Inspect all doors and windows for gaps and cracks. Seal any leaks with weatherstripping or caulking to prevent cold air from entering home.
Consider using heavy curtains or thermal blinds to provide an extra layer of insulation during the chilly nights. These simple steps will help retain warmth inside home and create a comfortable living space.
Proper insulation is essential to maintain a cosy and energy-efficient home during the UK winter. Check the insulation in the attic, walls and floors. If necessary, add more insulation to prevent heat from escaping. Find out more here about reducing home heat loss.
Insulating pipes and water tanks is also recommended, as it protects them from cold temperatures and prevents potential freezing and damage. Pay attention to draughty areas, such as gaps around letterboxes and loft hatches, and seal them to improve overall insulation.
Prepare Exterior Water Sources
While the UK may not experience freezing temperatures everywhere, it’s still important to prepare exterior water sources for a temperature drop to avoid potential damage. Turn off and drain garden hoses and sprinkler systems to prevent frozen pipes, which would be covered in buildings insurance.
Consider installing frost-proof outdoor faucets or use insulated covers to protect them from colder temperatures. Inside the home, leave cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes under sinks and in colder areas.
Assemble Emergency Supplies
UK winters can bring unexpected storms and disruptions, so it’s wise to be prepared with emergency supplies. Assemble an emergency kit with essentials like torches, batteries, candles and blankets.
Stock up on non-perishable food items and bottled water to last a few days in case of power outages or difficult travel conditions. Keep a supply of dry firewood if use a fireplace or wood stove for heating.
Additionally, ensure mobile devices are charged and consider having a battery-powered radio for updates on weather conditions.
Preparing home for the UK winter is essential for a comfortable and energy-efficient living environment. The strategies detailed in this press-release are crucial steps to ensure warmth during the colder months.
Getting property ready for winter, and having winter supplies ready can create additional peace of mind in case of unexpected storms. By implementing these five ways to prepare home, can enjoy a cosy and well-protected living space throughout the UK winter season.
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