Winter is coming (sound familiar?).
Another cold Canberra winter fast approaching. Which makes now the perfect time to prepare your home before the freezing weather, constant rain, and shorter days are here.
Here are some tips for preparing your home for winter in Canberra:
Check Your Insulation
To keep your home cozy during winter, make sure that it has proper roof insulation and ventilation. Otherwise, it will be too cold in winter and cost you a small fortune on your heating bill. Not to mention your home will be too hot in summer.
Seal Any Gaps In Your Doors And Windows
Are there any gaps around your door frames or windows? By sealing them, you will prevent any water from coming in, as well as stop heat from escaping. Otherwise, they will deteriorate and then be expensive to fix.
Paint The Exterior Of Your Home
It may seem like a strange time to paint, but a fresh coat can help prevent the timber from any water damage, as well as keep moisture out of your home. Also, fill in any large cracks or loose bricks or holes in the exterior of your home – it can help prevent mildew and mould from occurring.
Clean Your Gutters And Drains
Don’t wait until your drains are overflowing before you start clearing them from any debris, leaves, and dirt. Blocked gutters and drains can lead to significant water damage during a storm, and lead to expensive repair costs – for both your home and valuable belongings inside your home.
Install Solar Heating Systems
Installing a solar heating system allows you to use the natural warmth of the sun to stay warm and cut your energy bill at the same time.
If there’s an overcast day without any sun, you don’t need to worry about going without hot water. Instead, you can easily switch on a gas or electric booster.
Best of all is the rebates offered by the Australian Government for purchase and installation of a new solar heating system. Find out more here.
Have Maintenance Done On Your Hot Water System
The thought of having a cold shower during a chilly winter morning is enough to make anyone shiver! It’s strongly recommended to have your hot water system, or solar heating systems checked every 12-24 months.
The best time is just before winter. If there is a problem, it can be identified and fixed by a licensed and experienced plumber ahead of time.
Not only will it ensure that your system won’t break down when you need it most. But the more efficient your hot water system is operating, the more you will save on energy costs and repairs.
Hot Water Experts Available 24/7
D&K Egan Plumbing is experts in hot water installation, repairs, and maintenance. We are available 24/7 for any emergency repairs! Contact us on 0427 625 716 for an immediate response, or online for non-urgent queries.