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With the Beast From The East followed by Storm Emma battering the UK our homes have really been put through their paces coping with the elements, so how do you go about looking after your North London home during such cold weather?
When weather becomes very cold the water pipes in your home can freeze. This can lead to a burst pipe, which in turn can cause a lot of damage to your home and belongings. There are some very simple steps you can take in order to prevent your pipes from freezing.
If you have a frozen pipe
The average cost of building insurance has gone up a whopping 14.3 per cent in 12 months, which has been caused mainly to the extreme winter conditions experienced in recent years. 62% more calls from homeowners caught short and in need of boiler repairs have pushed premiums higher. Condensing boilers which became the standard UK boiler system in 2005 are generally more efficient but prone to freezing up in winter as their pipes typically run outside of the house, leaving them exposed to the elements. Lagging pipes, having your boiler regularly checked by a corgi registered gas safe professional and also the repair of any structure damage will help in reducing problems, and save you money in the long run.
Improving your energy efficiency of your North London home, believe it not is fair straight forward. A good start is to fill any draughty gaps keeping the heat inside your home. This will help save on your fuel bills too.
If you aren’t sure then it’s best to seek the advice of a professional, at Entire Houze we’re always happy to help. Feel free to contact us, and find out what we could do to help you with any needed home improvements.
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