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8 Quick Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

12:00PM 02 November 2023

Not to sound like a popular TV show but: Winter is coming. As such, it’s time to start prepping your home for the chilly months ahead. And if it’s anything like the last few, this one promises to be another nippy one. So, keep reading for a few of our top tips to get your home ready for winter.

Set Your Heating Timer

If this isn’t in your winter routine already, it should be. Setting your heating on a timer means your home is warm and toasty when you need it, and not wasting energy when you don’t. It’s a quick and easy change you can make today that could save you a bunch on your energy bills.

Clean Your Drains

When the rain, sleet, and snow is regularly pelting down, it can unearth all sorts of nasty things from your drains. Grab yourself some gloves and a drain cleaner to keep your drains unblocked. You’ll thank yourself later.

Check Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm

During winter, we tend to use appliances like heaters, boilers, fire, etc., more often. Plus, our homes are less ventilated too. As such, there’s a greater risk of carbon monoxide (CO) leaks. Give yourself peace of mind and check your alarm regularly. And if you don’t have one, get one!

Draught Excluders

It’s important to keep your home warm anyway you can. Well, outside of starting a fire in the middle of the lounge of course. Invest in a few draught excluders and place them at the base of your doors to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. They even come in a range of funky designs.

Clear Your Radiators

To get the most out of your radiators be sure to clear them of any obstacles. If you have the space, consider repositioning your furniture. A quick dust is always welcome too.

Bleed Your Radiators

If air gets into your radiators, it prevents them filling completely with water, resulting in cold spots and chillier rooms. Remember to regularly bleed your radiators to combat this and keep your home nice and cosy. Not sure how? Check out this quick how-to video.

Get a Smart Meter

Soon to be compulsory (in 2025), installing a smart meter helps you keep an eye on your usage in real time. That way, you can see which appliances are using the most energy and make changes accordingly. You may not save a fortune, but every little helps.

Upgrade to Shutters

One of the best ways to get your home ready for winter is to insulate your windows. And what’s the best way to insulate your windows? You guessed it: made-to-measure shutters. By installing your own shutters, you’ll keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, saving you on your energy bills the year around. But that’s not the only reason to invest in the UK’s most versatile window dressings:

  • Privacy and light control: Adjust the louvers to let in natural light while maintaining privacy. You can keep them closed in the evening for a snug feel.

  • Style points: Shutters come in various styles and finishes to match your décor. They add a touch of elegance to any room.

  • Easy maintenance: Shutters are low-maintenance and easy to clean, saving you time and effort.

  • Durability: Our quality shutters are built to last, providing winter warmth for years to come.

Upgrade Your Home This Winter

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