Winter is here, are you prepared?

Winter WarmthAs the days get colder, it’s more important that people are preparing properly for winter.

During the winter months, we want you to be safe and warm. We also want to give our customers peace of mind when it comes to our boilers with advice and hints to combat the cold. Read below for the Ideal winter top tips.


Making sure your boiler has been serviced annually is essential for keeping it in top condition. Ensuring your boiler is well-maintained and has been serviced before winter, means it is more efficient and less likely to break down, which over the Christmas period can be problematic as engineers are extremely busy during this time of year.


Some people may think that winter season will cost them a fortune on heating bills but that doesn’t have to be the case. For example, simply reducing your room temperature down by one degree could cut your heating bills by up to 10 per cent.


There are some little things you can do around the home to help stay warm and cosy without breaking the bank.

  • 10 minutes before you go to bed, place a hot water bottle underneath the covers so it’s warm ready for you to get in. Winter socks can also be beneficial for cold toes.
  • If you have long curtains, tuck these behind your radiator, the heat can sometimes be trapped behind the curtain, so tucking them behind your radiators helps ensure the heat gets to the right places in your home.
  • Try to wear more thin layers, rather than one thick layer, this is more effective for trapping body heat.
  • Make sure all windows are properly shut and not on the first latch.
  • To make sure your house gets to the right temperature, make sure your thermostat is in the correct place, usually this is in one of the cooler rooms in the home, such as the hall way.
  • Keep room doors closed, again, this traps the heat inside. Draft excluders would also help keep heat in the room.

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