Three Home Upgrades To Tackle Before Winter ArrivesWednesday, August 10, 2016
You might think that it’s far too early to start thinking about autumn and winter. We are in the middle of summer after all! But in actual fact, now is the perfect time to get those winter home upgrades installed. Not only is there less demand now so you'll find parts and accessories cheaper, but it also means your home is ready for when the cold weather arrives. Nobody wants to live in a cold house while the work is being completed. Here are some home upgrades you might want to consider getting sorted now.
Replace your boiler
Dealing with a dodgy boiler? It may be time to upgrade and replace it. Many homeowners will only consider doing this when their boiler breaks down, but this could leave you in the sticky situation of having no heating or hot water. To avoid having a freezing cold home in the upcoming months, get it sorted now. Go online and search for a boiler repair and replacement service. They can help you choose the best suitable option and fit it for you. Doing this during the summer does have advantages as it will be completed quicker and you may be able to take advantage of discounts. Even though it’s a new boiler, make sure you get it serviced to ensure it’s fully effective.
Add protection to pipes
Burst pipes are more likely to occur during the autumn and winter, and can cause utter devastation to your home. So take some time upgrading the protection you have around your pipe work. Foam sleeves, otherwise known as lagging is commonly used to prevent pipes from bursting. If your pipes already have lagging, check the condition. If it’s split, mouldy or has holes, remove and replace it. If you’re unsure how to do this yourself, ask a local plumber to assist you or use Youtube tutorials. Doing this upgrade now will give you peace of mind that you won’t come home to a flooded home.
Install a stove
A stove can be a fantastic addition to your home from both a style and functionality point of view. Stoves, whether gas or wood burning can help to warm the rooms in your home when the temperature drop. They can also add style and emphasise the look you want to create within your interior space. So if you’ve always wanted to add a stove to your home, now is the perfect time to do so. While it probably won’t get a lot of use just yet, as soon as it starts to feel cold your home will be well prepared. Go online to find stove installation services in your area and to consider which type of stove would best suit your home.
Adding these improvement upgrades to your home now can save you a lot of hassle when winter inevitably arrives. So as premature as it might seem, it’s definitely worth getting ready sooner rather than later.