We enjoyed an unusually warm summer this year, but as Christmas approaches, our focus now turns to the dropping temperatures. So how can we keep our home warmer this winter?
Check the seals around your house
You may have the most efficient heating system on the whole street, but if you have problems with the seals around your property, the warm air is going to escape fast. Make sure that your windows are secure and that doors do not have large gaps between the bottom of the door, and the floor below.
Check that there are no large holes around the building, perhaps from drilling, where cables enter or exit the house. Confirming that your property can hold on to any heat generated is an important step to creating a sustainably warm environment. If your heating system is forced to work harder, it will cost you more money in energy bills, so securing your property is essential.
Make sure your boiler is serviced regularly
Most boilers are hidden away in a cupboard and forgotten about. For most of the time this is fine, but like every other piece of equipment in the house, you should give your boiler some TLC now and again.
It is recommended that you should have your boiler serviced once a year. This provides your plumber with an opportunity to spot faults and fix them straight away, or prevent errors from occurring further down the line. The boiler is a central part of your household plumbing infrastructure, so keeping the water hot, and the house nice and cosy is made easier when your boiler is happy. Even if you have an old or unsalvageable boiler, Synergy can get you back on track.
Check your radiators
Radiators provide a great source of heat in the rooms around the house, but when they stop working properly, potential warmth is lost. Synergy Plumbing Services, operating in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, Kegworth and surrounding areas of the East Midlands can bleed unwanted air from radiators, and power flush them clear. If your radiators don’t seem to be working as well as they should be, talk to us about bringing their efficiency back.
These are three of the most significant steps that you can take to keep your house as warm as possible.
These steps will help increase temperatures in your property, whilst also saving you money on energy bills. So why wait? If you need assistance please get in touch with our experienced plumbing and heating team. Synergy are local, well-reviewed, and ready to help.