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Is your home ready for winter?

The arrival of winter coincides with shorter and colder days. If you want to get through the winter nice and warm without breaking the bank, whilst spending a thought for the environment, here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get your home ready for winter.

Indoors

Outdoors

  • Use insulating foam to insulate pipes that pass through unheated areas.
  • Shut off all outside taps, but do not forget to first bleed the water in the pipes.
  • Draft-proof all openings and fill in cracks and gaps. Use draft excluders for the doorsteps, putty to fix connection joints around the framework and curtains for the windows. But make sure you do not cut out the ventilation in the rooms where the water heater or boiler have been installed!
  • If need be, replace old window frames so as to improve insulation.
  • Clean out the gutters. Also check the mountings and remove snow and dead leaves.
  • Remove snow and fallen leaves from your solar panels.
  • Clean your windows. Let the sun into your home and make the most of the natural heat it brings.

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