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Top Tips to Winter-Proof your House

Wondering how you can winter-proof your home during the cold months?

There are several steps you can take to prevent heat loss and keep your house comfortable during the cold month of February. From pipe insulation to draught-proofing, there are a wide range of options that are both affordable and convenient to match your unique needs.

In this blog, we’ve got you covered with the top tips to winter-proof your property and ensure you keep your energy bills under control:

1. Insulate your pipes

Heat loss is a common problem that most householders face with during winter. To protect your property and prevent any heat from escaping the house, a good solution is insulating your pipes.

In other words, you can keep your hot water for longer if you use a foam tube that covers the pipes between your hot water cylinder and boiler. In addition, insulating your pipes can prevent your waste pipes from freezing.

2. Fit a cylinder jacket around the tank

Insulating your hot water cylinder can help you prevent heat loss and save money on your next energy bills.

Cylinder jackets are one of the most efficient ways to improve your heating system’s efficiency, therefore it’s an affordable option that can keep you away from overpriced bills and a freezing house.

3. Install draught excluders around your windows

Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to keep your house energy efficient, reduce heat loss and save you both energy and money.

It is estimated that installing draught proofing measures in an average UK home could save the household £60 per year on heating bills.

To drought-proof your home, you should block out any gaps around your windows, keyholes, electrical fittings and doors where the heat is most likely to escape. You can use draught excluders to block the holes quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, we recommend getting in a professional to complete the work, thus saving you time and energy.

If you are looking for a local electrical contractor to execute a project, or require professional advice from our consultancy services, Griff Services Ltd will be happy to assist.

Get in touch with our team of technicians today and let us help you winter-proof your home.


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