Snow, ice and frozen pipes can all cause damage that generally leads to a spike in insurance claims. Darker, colder days also mean your heating and electricity bills can increase rapidly. Start preparing for winter to avoid these risks and high energy bills with our cold weather tips.
The Met Office provides a Cold Weather Alert Service every year, between November 1st to March 31st. This warns you of predicted adverse weather conditions in the coming days and weeks.
There are actions you can take in advance to guard against them. Our checklist covers simple tasks you can do inside and outside to help when you’re getting ready for winter.
In your garden, driveway and around your home’s exterior, there are a few actions you can take to prevent snow, ice and rain damage:
When you’ve ticked everything off the winter home maintenance checklist outside, there are a few key areas to focus on inside:
Snow, ice and frozen pipes can all cause damage that generally leads to a spike in insurance claims. Darker, colder days also mean your heating and electricity bills can increase rapidly.
Electricity demand and usage is much higher on a typical winter’s day, compared to one in summer. This generally leads to greater energy costs across the season. These energy-efficient cold weather tips can help you run a warm and comfortable winter home in a cost-effective way across three main areas.
During winter, the pipes in your home may be at risk of freezing and bursting. This can cause costly damage to repair and lead to a cold house. One of the most important home maintenance tips for winter is to protect against this – mainly through good home insulation, warm air circulation and maintaining a low heat setting.
Insulate your loft: Use good quality lagging, especially around your pipes and water tanks so they don’t freeze.
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