When the sun is shining, and the temperature is high, it is easy to forget about those little jobs that need doing around the home. However, this seemly small things can turn into major problems when the weather gets worse, and the whole family ends up spending most of their time indoors. Luckily, you can head them off at the pass by reading my guide below.
Not being energy efficient
If your home is not energy efficient winter is definitely the time that you will feel it most. This is because you will end up spending a fortune on heating up the rooms in your home and keeping them at a comfortable temperature.
Happily, there are some simple ways that you can increase energy efficiency around the home concerning temperature control. The first is to install double glazing, something that stops so much heat being lost around your window areas. You can even get wooden windows that are double glazed now. Something that means you don’t have to sacrifice the look you want to save on your heating bill.
Another approach is to add extra insulation to cavity walls, floor and even in the roof, as this prevents heat escaping and can keep them the temperature of your home much more even during the cold winter months. You can even get insulation made of our recycled materials now too, which means you’ll but cutting your heating bill and doing your bit for the environment as well.
Not being secure
Next, for most of us wintertime mean Christmas time and that means spending a lot of money on excellent food and impressive gifts for our loved ones. Of course, this also increases the chance of break-ins to your home, and with so many of us out and about visiting family and friends over the Christmas period we might not always be there to prevent it.
Happily, we can retain peace of mind by upgrading the locks on our doors and windows, and many homeowners are also installing CCTV cameras on the front of the properties as well. Something that not only records any untoward activity but also acts as a deterrent too.
Leaks and mould
A leaky tap or pipe might be merely annoying in the summer, but in the winter it can wreak havoc in your home. This is because in the right climate leaks can lead to damp and mould, neither of which are pleasant things to have in your home.
With that in mind, fixing such problems need to be a top priority before the weather turns. Also, remember that if you are unsure of how to do this yourself, calling in a professional can be the smartest solution.
Poor air quality
Not many people realise they the quality of the air that their family breathes in, during the winter can severely decline. This is because we open windows less, and so all the allergens and pollutants don’t have a chance to escape.
Happily, it is possible to use dehumidifiers and air filter to improve this for your family. Something that can keep them all breathing easily through the winter months, and can even help everyone stay healthy coming up to Christmas as well.
Discloure: This is a collaborative post.