As the bite of the morning chill gets a little stronger and the days shorter, now is a great time to consider if there is anything you can do to make your winter just that little bit more enjoyable. We’ve provided some top tips on how to Winter-Proof your home to not only keep you warm, but also help make your home more energy efficient.
1. Seal around your Front Door
Adding a seal around your front door – and other external-facing doors is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep the cold air out and keep your electricity costs down.
If you already have seals around your external doors, it’s worth checking them for wear and tare and replacing them if they look damaged. Removing old seals can be a little tricky so calling Hire A Hubby to do this for you is well worth getting the job done right the first time.
2. Install a storm-proof seal to external doors
Installing a storm-proof seal to the bottom of external facing doors is another cost-effective way to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
The type of door and what it’s made of may determine what type of seal you can install. Hire A Hubby can assess your doors and do all the research to recommend and install the correct storm-proof seal to your doors.
3. Lay rugs on timber or tiled floors
Another easy and effective energy efficient thing you can do is to lay rugs on your timber or tiled floors. This will help minimise the cold feel of your flooring during the colder months and add to your overall comfort level.
4. Check window seals
Like the seals around your external doors, checking the seals around your windows and replacing damaged seals, or installing new seals around your windows can help keep cold drafts out and warm air in. Different types of windows may mean slightly different techniques to seal windows properly.
5. Blinds, Curtains, and Shutters
This is another easy and cost-effective way to maximise the energy efficiency of your home. Blinds, curtains and shutters are a great way to reduce the ingress of cold air while also keeping the warm air insider your house. Hire A Hubby can install most types of blinds, curtains, and shutters.
6. Door snakes
Door snakes may be a great choice if, for some reason, you’re unable to install a storm-proof seal on your external doors. Door snakes can also be placed on the floor against any of your internal doors to prevent the movement of air from room to room.
Safety Tip for Gas Heaters
It’s really important to remember if you are adding sealing around your doors and windows and keeping them closed throughout winter, you must ensure you have adequate ventilation for gas heaters. If in doubt, contact your local gas fitter to conduct a negative pressure test of your property).
Need Help Winter-Proofing Your Home?
We hope your home is in top shape to perform as it should over the coming winter months.
If you would like a quote for any of the above or other jobs around your home, please call 0800 111 4664.