Is your House ready for the Winter in Ireland?

Since winter is almost upon us, it might be a good idea to start thinking about getting your home ready for the cold months ahead. It is better to prepare now instead of putting up with the torment when it happens. There are a number of things that you can do to help you have a warmer winter at home. Cautious preparation will benefit your home and in the long run, it will help you save both your time and money.

It is vital to get a qualified tradesman to check your heating system. This will guarantee you that it is working efficiently. The sooner you can organise a heating contractor to do this the better, as many of them may be very busy especially when winter approaches. The last thing you want you want is be stuck in the cold with a broken heating system. The tradesman normally carry out a number of tests to ensure the heater is working properly, which includes examining the thermostat, filter and any electrical pieces.

If you are thinking about installing new windows in your home, now is the time. A more up to date window is always recommended to help trap heat and insulate your home. Inspect your house for any fractures or cracks especially around window and door frames. Try your best to repair any of these cracks to prevent cold drafts coming in or post your job on to find a number of tradesmen to help you out.

Pat McManamon, one of our Top Rated Tradesmen on recommends to use “a good quality window, the window that I use is weather-glaze, which is an A-rated, very high quality window. . . it is possible to go higher tech but it is not very practical as it would cost an awful lot more but A-Rated is as high as you would want”

Another issue that is very important is the danger of freezing pipes during the winter. Failure to prevent this problem could block your water supply or even break the pipes altogether. This could be a costly problem to repair and something that you really do not want to happen during the cold months. As well as outdoor pipes, other pipes related to your home may also freeze if they are exposed to freezing temperatures, so it may be best to seek the help of a qualified tradesman as soon as possible.

What do you think are the best ways to prepare for the winter months ahead?

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All the Best,


Daniel Beere

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