How to Prepare your Home for Winter

During the summer we often forget how miserable winter can really be. We all want to forget the numbing coldness, the difficulty getting out of bed and that horrible moment when you have to get out of the shower. But the reality is, Winter is always going to come back. It will return before we know it, and it’s important to make sure that your home is well protected against harsh conditions. Experienced property developer Tim Manning recommends investing in proper warmth protection in your home to drastically improve it’s value and your own comfort.

During the colder months it’s easy to become trigger happy with heaters and other electrical appliances as a response to the colder conditions. Everybody wants to feel comfortable in their home, and luckily for technology we’re all able to enhance our living situations with generated warmth. However this can lead to some very high power bills during this period. There are some ways you can avoid these extra costs by economically preparing your home for winter.

Double glazing

Double glazed windows not only protect your home from heat loss but also drastically reduce noise pollution. Investing in this can take your home to the next level, if you haven’t already done this you should definitely look into it.

Wall insulation

If your home isn’t insulated then chances are you’re losing a substantial amount of heat through your walls. Insulation will make a huge difference during winter as it keeps heat inside the home and reduces the need to keep heaters running excessively.

Draught-proofing

It’s common sense that gaps in a home will result in heat loss. No matter how small, hole will create airflow and your home will lose warmth. Key-holes, letter boxes and gaps under doors will all negatively impact your home during winter. Convering these points will help your home during this season.

Energy-saving bulbs

When winter comes around nights become longer and days become shorter. With the early loss of sunlight, we’re more inclined to use artificial lighting for longer periods. This can get incredibly expensive over time, so if you’re yet to upgrade your lighting to energy-saving bulbs then you should do so as soon as possible.

Smart meters

The greatest thing about smart meters is that you’ll only pay for the exact energy you use – no more estimated bills. Then you’ll be able to see the impact that your energy saving measures are having.