Okay, so it’s summer; however, fall is nearly here, and winter will definitely be on the way soon after (sorry). On a personal note, I’m ready for fall to arrive. I’ve had it with the high humidity here in the Southeast!
There’s really no better time than now to get your home in order and ready for the change in weather, temperature, and the added cost these seasons may bring. You’ll want to ensure that you’re saving as much money as possible, so that you can make it comfortably through the festive period, and will head into the new year stress-free, in your super cozy home.
Therefore, it’s worth making an effort look at your home and household, and fix any issues ASAP, and iron out any bad habits so that you’re not paying out more than you need to each month. Just think, any money you save can go towards a treat in the new year, or perhaps it could just ease the challenges of family life. So start making that list of items that need your attention, and check out the following tips and ideas on how to prepare your house now, for a warm and cozy end to the year.
Working From The Outside-In
So, it’s time to make the most of the warmer weather, and begin to check your property for any damages or potential problems. There might be a hole in the roof that should have been fixed last fall or cracks around the door and window frames; repair them now, before they cause further damage to your home.
Holes and cracks mean that cold and damp air can get into your house, making it unsafe and a health hazard. You’ll also end up turning the heating up further if there’s a draft you can’t get rid of, costing you even more money.
Maybe it’s time to invest in a Heat-Line heating cable so that when the frost and ice do hit home hard; you’ll have the means to defrost the roof, and prevent any resulting damage the cold can bring. If you’re unsure, or don’t know what you’re looking for; call someone out to check over your home, and ensure that it’s up to scratch, and as energy efficient as possible.
Getting Smart With Your Household Habits
People take more hot baths, turn up the temperature on heaters and radiators, and all the food is enjoyed hot and fresh out of the oven during those colder months ahead. Therefore, it’s worth bearing in mind that keeping warm in the cold weather in your house will mean that you’re using up far more energy from your gas and electric suppliers.
The days are shorter too; so lights and lamps will be utilized more, and you’re more likely to be using the television for entertainment, than being outdoors enjoying the garden. So, it’s time to think smart when it comes to your energy supplier and the habits you’re in around the home.
Important investments can be made now, before the terrible weather hits, and they’ll have a significant impact on your monthly bills. If your boiler has seen better days; replace it now; many of the new models will use far less energy to heat your home, so you’ll save money long term. Make sure that you’re getting the best deal from your energy provider too; they’ll be competing for your business, so don’t be hesitant in shopping around for a better price.
You can find more great articles and tips for keeping your warm cozy this winter – or getting the jump on the season with these items to tick off your agenda as well here.