Six tips for preparing your home for the cold winter season
Six tips for preparing your home for the cold winter season. Ecoforest.

Six tips for preparing your home for the cold winter season

The warm days of summer are gradually being left behind and the low temperatures of autumn and winter are approaching. As much as it pains us to say goodbye to the sun, we have to face the cold by preparing our home in the best possible way.

1. Check your boiler, stove or heat pump

It is important to check your boiler before the winter season to make sure it is working properly. This means checking for leaks or corrosion and making sure the pilot light is on. You should also remember to check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working properly.

For pellet stoves, contact your installer once a year, after or before the winter season, to carry out the annual clean. Likewise, is you detect anything out of the ordinary in your heat pump, contact your installer.

2. Prepare your radiators

Sometimes we forget about them, but you should know that it is very important to prepare your radiators for winter. Firstly, you should bleed them to remove any air bubbles. This will help them work more efficiently. Next, make sure the radiator covers are in good condition and fit snugly. This will help keep the heat in.

Also, look for leaks in the system and, if there are any, fix them before the cold weather sets in. And finally, set the thermostat so that the heating comes on before you need it. This will help keep your home warm and cosy all winter.

3. Check the condition of the house

First, check the condition of the outside walls and roof of your home for cracks or holes that need to be filled. This will help keep warm air in and cool air out. We also recommend covering exposed pipes with insulation to prevent them from freezing.

Next, check the inside of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation in the walls and attic. Also seal the gaps around doors and windows. You can, for example, weatherstrip doors to keep air out and keep the cold in.

4. Control the thermostat

In winter, it is important to control the thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home. By adjusting the thermostat, you can control the amount of heat your furnace produces and keep the house at a comfortable temperature.

According to European Union guidelines, the comfort temperature that we should have in the thermostat of our home is between 20°C and 22°C. This temperature is the perfect temperature to heat your home without spending too much money.

5. Dress up your home for winter

Dress your home in colour. The hours of sunshine in winter are scarce, so to replace its comforting influence, we recommend that you decorate your home with warm, subdued tones, such as orange, green, red or yellow. Whether for your curtains, tablecloths, cushions, bed linen or other decorative elements. We also advise you to cover the floors with rugs because, as well as being good decorative elements, they also act as thermal insulation. And to add a touch of warmth and intimacy, we suggest some nice scented candles that will also perfume the rooms in your home.

And this advice also applies to you. Buy comfortable clothes to wear at home and when the cold weather arrives, dress in layers. Wear comfortable clothes and socks around the house to keep warm. You can also put an extra blanket on your bed to keep you warm at night.

As for outdoor furniture, we recommend that you put away any furniture, flower pots or other items that may be damaged by the cold weather.

6. Use a dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is an electrical appliance that helps to remove excess moisture from the air in your home. This can be especially useful during the winter, when the air is often cold and dry. By reducing the amount of moisture in the air, a dehumidifier can help prevent condensation and dampness, which can lead to mould and mildew.

These 6 tips for preparing your home for the winter cold will help you to have a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.

And to make these suggestions even more complete, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to suggest a good air conditioning system. If you find that, with all these tips and your old heating system, your house is still very cold in winter, we recommend that you change it for a much more efficient one, such as Ecoforest’s equipment. In our catalogue, you can discover several heating systems that are both highly efficient and environmentally friendly. You decide which one best suits your needs and we will take care of contacting the distributor in your area so that you can enjoy your equipment as soon as possible.

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