The nights are beginning to draw in, and there is a definite chill in the air. With unpleasant memories of last year’s energy bills lingering, what can you do to ensure that your house is as snug, cosy and energy efficient as possible ready for winter? Here are a few essential tips for householders:
Tip One: Get Your Gas Boiler Serviced
Get a plumber or technician in to check that your boiler is working to its maximum capacity. A check or service should be carried out every year, and autumn is the ideal time to catch any minor problems before they turn into big headaches.
Tip Two: Change Your Light Bulbs
Now is a good time to make sure that all your light bulbs are energy efficient. This can have a drastic impact on reducing your electricity bill. Energy efficient light bulbs last much longer, saving you money in the end as well as being kinder to the environment.
Tip Three: Make Sure Your Home is Properly Insulated
Check your loft. There are plenty of government grants available to help you get your loft cavity properly insulated so it would be wise to take advantage of them if you have not already done so. Walk around your home and try and spot any draughty places that need blocking. Use a lighted candle; if the flame flickers, you have a draught!
In the attic, seal any holes that lead down to the house such as electrical runs, plumbing and wall tops. Cover and seal these with a rigid foam board and adhesive spray foam if necessary; draughts from attic spaces are huge energy waste.
Tip Four: Install Modern Double-Glazed Windows
If you haven’t already done so, installing modern double-glazed windows is essential to ensuring that your home is energy-efficient. Use a reputable company that has an excellent local reputation, such as Abelglass, a company that has successfully served the Fylde Coast and surrounding areas for many years.
At Abelglass, all of our window fitters are NVQ trained in Fenestration Installation & Glass Processing and we pride ourselves on our professionalism. Here at Abelglass, we fit high-quality double-glazed windows that are fit-for-purpose as a long-term investment, and we also offer a ten-year guarantee for your added peace of mind.
Contact us today for more information about how we can provide you with the right products to meet your double-glazing requirements, and ensure that your home will be snug and secure for many more harsh winters.