Winter is upon us and the nights are drawing in earlier and earlier. This time of year can be difficult, with fewer daylight hours, less sunlight, more rain and or even snow, and much colder temperatures. And with the ongoing energy crisis, you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit down. But it’s not all bad news! The festive season is coming, winter nights are getting cozy and there are delicious mugs of coffee to enjoy by the fire. 


As you’ll be spending more time at home than in the warmer summer months, now’s the time to get your home ready for the winter months. For 5 top tips on what to do… read on! 


  1. Get the heating in check 

Now’s the time to make sure that your boiler is working well and your water tank is insulated properly, so for some, this may mean a boiler service. This is also the time to make sure that your radiators are bled to make sure they’re in great working order while the heating is on this winter. 


  1. Sort out your lighting 

With winter comes the lack of sunlight, which can make some rooms feel gloomy and dark. But that needn’t be the case! This winter, try placing lamps, floor lights and string lighting strategically around the room to ensure that rooms are lit with a warm glow, rather than hash and unflattering overhead lighting. 


  1. Make your living areas comfy 

This is an exciting tip. As you’ll be spending more time in the areas in your home, now’s the time to make them as comfy and cozy as you can. You can do this by adding beautiful throw rugs to your sofas (which can double up as a means of staying warm while you watch a movie), adding rugs to the floor (which can be comfier on your feet, shielding them from the cold floor) and 


  1. Get outstanding jobs done 

That may be that you need to clear leaves out of the guttering, or you need the latch repaired on a door, or you’ve got to get on top of a mouse infestation. Whatever the matter is, make it a priority to fix it as you’ll be using your home more than usual (as long as it’s financially viable). So, start googling pest control near me (if your issue is pests, let’s say) and get cracking! 


  1. Add insulation 

Stop precious heat from escaping from your home by adding layers of insulation. Houses lose so much energy through their rooves, so this is a great place to start when adding insulation to your home. There are two bonuses to adding roof insulation – it will make your house feel warmer and bring down your energy bill. Win-win! 


Hopefully, this article has provided you with a bit of hope for the coming months. If you do some prep in advance and get your house ready for the colder months then you’ll have a much more enjoyable winter. Enjoy!