Prepare Your Home for Winter
Posted on 4th August 2022 at 11:30
It may seem a bit early to be talking about winter, especially when we’re in the middle of a heatwave, but it’s amazing how quickly the months can fly by. Before we know it, the crispness of autumn will arrive and shortly after that will come frosty mornings and chilly, windy evenings. With that in mind, let’s take a look at why preparing your home for winter is such a good idea.
Keep the cold at bay
When the weather begins to cool down it makes an enormous difference inside the home. Due to there being less sunshine and warm air heating up the building, by the time early evening arrives your living environments can get rather chilly.
Cranking up the thermostat doesn’t just cost a lot of money on a daily basis, it also dries out the air and makes rooms quite stifling at times. By having new glazing installed, you can lock in the warmth and keep out the cold, resulting in a home that stays warm with less energy and effort.
Reduce your energy bills
This year has seen electricity and gas prices rise significantly and it’s only going to get worse. In October the energy price cap is set to increase again and then in January 2023 it’s going to go up AGAIN, with experts saying the average household’s annual energy bills will be around £4,266. This could be even higher depending on numerous factors, such as the type of house you live in, how much electricity and hot water you use, how many people live in your home, whether or not you work from home, and of course your property’s levels of energy efficiency.
When you take into account that the current energy price cap is £1,971 and it will be more than double that by next January, it’s clear that making the most of heat and energy is a top priority for homeowners. By having new windows installed, you can reduce your energy bills both now and far into the future.
Improve your home’s air quality
If your current windows have developed gaps in their seals, it’s very easy for moisture to accumulate inside the units and develop condensation. Aside from looking ugly, this can cause damp to spread and mould to grow, which damages surrounding surfaces and reduces the quality of the air in your home.
Even if you don’t have a respiratory problem such as asthma, mould is bad for your health and should be prevented as much as possible. This is especially true if there are babies, children or elderly people living in your home, as they’re more susceptible to ill health caused by unclean air.
New windows are an excellent way to nip this problem in the bud, as the fresh seals will keep out the moisture and make your home a cleaner and healthier place to live.
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