Don’t take risks this winter. Prepare your home now so it can handle whatever weather this season brings.
As winter rolls around once again, it’s time to brace ourselves for chilly weather, storms and potential flooding. If 2022 weather is anything to go by, it’s not going to be plain sailing so it’s important to prepare for all of the above.
Now is the time to do all the necessary checks on your home to ensure it will stand up to the gruelling winter weather. After all, nobody wants any nasty surprises when curled up in front of the TV as the wind swirls outside.
Here are our top tips to prepare your home for the winter months.
Clean your gutters to prevent leaks
As trees lose their leaves, it’s important to clear your gutters at this time of year. Clogged gutters can present a fire hazard, and if water can’t flow properly through your gutters, it could cause internal leaks or flooding. Cleaning and clearing your gutters also gives you a chance to check for any damage before winter weather sets in. If you’re not up to the task, speak to a professional about undertaking this work for you.
Check heating and air-con systems
Don’t waste money on inefficient systems. Get a professional to check your heating is running properly to keep you warm this winter. It’s also important to get your air-conditioning system serviced at this time of year to ensure optimal performance.
If your system is left unserviced, dust can build up and it could become hazardous to your family’s health and safety. Good ventilation is important to avoid mould and dampness in your home.
Insulate your home for better results
To maximise the benefits of your heating systems, you might want to consider ways to better insulate your home. Many Australian homes are poorly insulated, which can cause a lot of problems in winter including dampness and mould. Chat to a professional about ways you can insulate your home for your family’s safety and to protect your property for the years to come.
Safeguard your property with security cameras
As the dark winter evenings close in, it’s more important than ever to protect your home and family from burglaries. You might choose to install censored lights or a high-quality security system to give you peace of mind on those long winter nights.
Protect your assets
Don’t take any chances this winter. If you haven’t already invested in home insurance, this is your warning. No matter how much preparation you put in, some things are just out of your control. Protect your home and contents with a comprehensive policy.
Cosy up in comfort
After all that hard work, you deserve to put your feet up and relax in your cosy home. Kit out your home with all the accessories you need to make your space feel warm and inviting, from electric blankets to cosy throws, cushions and rugs.
Preparing your home for winter comes at a cost, but it’s better to get those important jobs done now to prevent more costly incidents this season. When it comes to home repairs, plumbing, security and more, humm can help. With a range of reliable partners, humm allows you to cover the cost of goods and services upfront and pay them off later, giving you peace of mind this winter.