With winter fast approaching, it’s time to make sure that your heating system is in peak performance and not going to let you down, just when you need it the most. Here are some tips for how to prepare your home for the winter months.
Insulate Your Home
Properly insulating your home prevents heat loss. Insulate your roof space and hot water cylinder, replace single glazed windows, use heavy curtains and draught proofing around doors, windows and letterboxes, to drastically improve your heating’s efficiency.
Service Your Boiler Annually
You need to have your boiler serviced annually by a professional to ensure it’s working safely and efficiently. Regular servicing of your boiler maintains its warranty and identifies potential problems before they arise.
Check/Upgrade Your Thermostat
Check the batteries in your thermostat controls, and consider installing intelligent controls such as the Worcester Wave. With this App, you can control your heating from your phone –
Upgrade Your Boiler
If your boiler is over 10 years old, it’s time to consider upgrading to a new, more efficient one, which will make considerable savings on your heating and hot water bills this winter.
Check Your Radiators
Check your radiators for any cold spots or leaks. Cold spots may mean that you need to vent your radiators as there could be air trapped in the system. Don’t forget to top up the pressure on your boiler after venting. Any leaks should be repaired by a Qualified Plumber. Always make sure that there’s no furniture or curtains covering your radiators to maximise their efficiency.
Don’t forget to contact us for all your plumbing & heating requirements and for advice on how to stay warm and save money this winter.