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Keeping Your Home In Great Health This Winter

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The colder weather is here, the early sunsets have started, and your family will be sure to spend more time at home over the next few months. As such, it’s vital that the right preparations have been taken to avoid the threat of the property becoming uncomfortable or, worse still, unsafe.

While it’s likely that you’ve already completed several steps, you may have forgotten some very important factors. Here are five issues that you must attend to right away.

Excluding Drafts

Adding roof insulation and upgrading the windows were probably two of the top items on your agenda. Those preparations form the foundations of maintaining good insulation. Still, you need to remember the smaller steps too. Using draft excluders under door frames will make a noticeable difference while thicker drapes and using a floor rug will also help. Keeping warm is the most important challenge at this time of the year. Do not underestimate it.

Air Conditioning

It’s almost certain that you’ll have checked the boiler and heating facilities. However, home ac repair is equally crucial. Without it, the home could be at risk of mold, mildew, and dangerous bacteria. Besides, good air circulation is very important when windows are shut for long periods. Whether it’s upgrading the system, cleaning it, or fixing other faults doesn’t matter. Either way, you must give your home units the attention they deserve. On a similar note, ceiling fans should be set to run in reverse to push warm air around the room.

Heating Facilities

While you’ve checked the boiler and the radiators, you must not end your commitment there. Insulation the pipes with foam insulation can work wonders for efficiency. Likewise, water tank jacket will have a positive impact. First and foremost, it will save money reduce your energy usage as well as the level of waste. However, it’s also worth noting that reducing the workload on the heating system can also aid its long-term performance.

The Garden

While you might not be spending that much time in the backyard over the coming weeks and months, its significance cannot be ignored. This guide to winter garden preparations will put you on the right track. Aside from boosting the appearances, this can prevent a range of issues from harming your home. Be sure to regularly check gutters and other key items too, as blockages and overflows could cause further damage. If you have a garden deck, lighting and a heater will allow you to keep using It during the colder months.


You might not want to spend much time outside during the cold nights, but burglars seem to love it. Thieves know that the average family will have a lot of new purchases sitting in the home ready for the festive period. As such, you must fight back by protecting the home. This is the perfect time to invest in CCTV alarm systems, tougher locks, and driveway lighting. In addition to keeping burglars at bay, it will put your mind at ease. This is the greatest reward of all.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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