The best way to keep your house warm this winter
In most peoples’ opinion we are at the end of summer and now headlong into winter! For most there was not really a lot of summer to talk about and apart from some odd days it all seems to be as usual over very quickly.
The leaves falling of the trees and getting blown about by the ever increasing wind definitely is making things colder and unless you live in a completely airtight house you will have probably turned on your heating already.
We do not like to be doom and gloom and a bandwagon chaser, as we are always extremely busy throughout the whole year but there is definitely a necessity to check your heating and hot water now.
Yes we have a vested interest and yes we could help but it is a lot easier to sell a boiler or radiator to someone who is not in a rush and makes a rational decision.
We are not saying that our customers are irrational all the time but the fear of no hot water or heating is an emergency in most cases. We all take our central heating for granted and it is not nice when a necessary comfort is lost.
What checks will help keep your house warm?
So this is why it is very sensible to get your heating and hot water system checked or serviced. There are some visual checks that you can do mentioned in previous blogs. Checking a boiler before it goes wrong is better than trying to diagnose what is wrong with a dead one.
The best way to keep your house warm this winter is to get the heating checked over and make sure all the radiators are getting hot. Insulation has been a topic for many years now but it does still make a massive difference to heat loss.
Making sure that your windows close properly and any draft excluders are fitted is a good way to keep out the wind chill, which makes your comfort temperature drop.
Annoying drafts make you feel cold and reduce the temperature in the room and are easily solved. You can also fit a Nest Learning Thermostat that takes learnings from your habits and the external weather data to make sure you are always at the right temperature.