Winter is upon us and soon, temperatures will be taking a tumble. To make sure your house stays toasty warm, have a look at our winter checklist.
1 Check your boiler insurance. A new boiler can cost upwards of £3000. Some home insurance policies will include Home Emergency cover but others will require you to buy it as an add-on. These usually provide cover for boiler breakdowns.
2 Get your boiler serviced annually. Some cover will include a free service each year, and most insurers will not pay out if the breakdown is due to 'wear and tear'.
3 Lag cold pipes - this would stop them from freezing and avoids blockages.
4 Make sure your guttering is clear of debris. This prevents damp from getting into walls, which can cause damage.
5 Going away over the festive period? Set your heating to come on for an hour or so each day to stop the pipes freezing.