We did enjoy a rather mild December but it looks as though winter has really kicked in now, with the start of January already a lot colder than the previous month. In fact, 2017 has started off with a serious cold snap, with some parts of the country experiencing temperatures of -5 degrees C!
The Met Office has just issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the north, the East Midlands, Northern Ireland and Scotland, so if you do live in this part of the world make sure you take care when out and about because the roads and pavements are likely to be pretty slippy!
It certainly sounds as though it would be wiser to bundle up and spend some time indoors with the family, don’t you think? If this is what you have in mind, make sure your home is as cosy as can be by following these expert tips from us here at Stockport doors company Malbern Windows to ensure you and yours stay snug as bugs in rugs.
Draught-proof your property
What’s great about draught-proofing is that it’s actually something you can easily do yourself if you put your mind to it, although of course get the professionals in if you’re unsure or don’t want to do it wrong. You could save yourself a bit of money on your heating bills as well.
Invest in a new boiler
If you’re still plodding along with your old boiler model it might be time for an upgrade. The appliances you can get these days are far more efficient, so perhaps look into buying a new condensing one. You could make really significant cost savings if you do – and your house will feel the heat much sooner as well!
Insulate the pipes
One of the quickest and easiest ways of saving energy and reducing heat loss from your central heating system is to insulate your hot water pipes. Use something like pipe lagging to prevent them from freezing during the winter months – which will also help prevent them from bursting and causing serious water damage to your home. This is another project you could easily do yourself, saving yourself even more money into the bargain.
Invest in thick curtains
Even if you have triple or double glazing, you’re still going to lose a certain amount of heat through your windows. To help prevent this even more, hang thicker curtains (ones with a thermal lining) to help prevent heat loss. You could even consider hanging a curtain in front of all your doors to add even more protection against this.
Buy a chimney balloon
If you have a fireplace that you don’t use, buy yourself a chimney balloon which is placed inside the chimney hole (where you can’t see it) and then inflated to stop cold air coming in and any heat escaping.
For double glazing in Stockport, call us here at Malbern Windows today.