Prepare your home for winter
The warm summer days are irrevocably behind us and winter is just around the corner. November is the perfect time to prepare our homes for the cold season, and we've put together some tips for a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.
Check your boiler, stove or heat pump
Before the winter season, it's important to have your boiler or stove checked to make sure it's working properly - preferably by an authorized service technician who can also clean your equipment. Checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is also a good idea. You should also check if you use a heat pump. more comfortable and energy-efficient home.
Take care of radiators
Sometimes we forget them, but that's a mistake. Radiators need to be vented regularly to remove any air bubbles. This will help them run more efficiently. It's also important to remove built-up dust and dirt, which will partially decompose over the summer months and you may be unpleasantly surprised by an unpleasant smell when you flood. Settled mould and microbes can also cause respiratory problems or aggravate allergies.
Check the condition of the house
It is beneficial to check the condition of the exterior walls and roof of your home for cracks or holes that need to be filled. This will help to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. Make sure the house is well insulated. Seal or insulate any gaps around doors and windows.
Set the thermostat appropriately
In winter, it is important to carefully adjust the thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home with respect to its use. According to European Union guidelines, a comfortable home temperature is between 20 and 22 °C. This temperature is ideal both in terms of comfort and economy.
Even colours can contribute to a pleasant perception of warmth
Dress your home in colour. Sunlight is scarce in winter, so we recommend decorating your home with warm, muted tones such as orange, green, red or yellow. We also recommend covering the floors with rugs, acting as insulation. Appropriate comfortable clothing will also help to keep warm.
If you find that despite all of the above measures, your home is still very cold, we recommend that you replace your heating system with a more efficient one. You can take inspiration from our website and choose the one that best suits your needs.