Winter Upgrades You Should Think About Making To Your Property

It may seem strange to imagine right now in the midst of summer, but winter is only just around the corner. And with those winter months comes the almost guarantee that something is either going to break down or go wrong. That’s right, our appliances and our homes never pick the right time to start complaining, and you can bet that it will be on the coldest night, the wettest day, or even Christmas when the thing that you were relying on will break down. With that in mind, here are a few upgrades you should think about making to your home this winter.

Check Your Plumbing

The last thing you want during the cold and wet winter months is to discover that your pipes are leaking or are about to burst. What’s more, water pipes can burst due to the kind of hot weather that we saw in July too. This is not something that you should leave until the last minute, so the summer is a great time to pay for someone to inspect your plumbing. This is particularly important if your property has any trees near the house, as roots can sometimes cause real damage to your pipes.

Upgrade Your Heating

Your heating should be one of your top priorities as you head into the winter. With those skyrocketing energy bills, not to mention our ever-growing awareness of our impact on climate change, you should think about investing in a heating solution that is as reliable and efficient as possible. A lot of homeowners and new build designers are looking at ground source heat pumps as a way to minimise energy loss as well as secure reliability. The Kensa Evo ground source heat pump, for example, is a very popular solution. If you want to learn more about the different types of ground source heat pumps available, visit The Federation of Master Builders. They have a range of resources to help you make the best choice for your home.

Underfloor Heating Could Be An Option

Underfloor heating may not be the most affordable heating solution, but if you have a room in the house that is consistently cold no matter how much you leave the radiator on, then it could be the right fit for you. Bathrooms are often the biggest culprit for this kind of heat loss, and if you have spent the money making everything else perfect, this could be the finishing touch that you are looking for. 

Give Your Insulation A Boost

Older homes offer so many different benefits, but they can often be a real pain when it comes to insulation. Given that we are going to be facing more extremes of weather, not to mention that we are going to be paying more to heat our homes, insulation needs to be a priority. Start by looking for any cracks in either the seals on your windows or on your walls. If you do not have double glazing, this is an essential upgrade. You could also think of getting some foam spray that will add an extra layer of insulation.

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