The Tell-Tale signs That Your Radiators Need Bleeding

If you notice your home isn’t getting as warm as usual, or if you’ve had complaints from your tenants that the central heating isn’t working, there may be a very simple explanation. Some radiators need bleeding every so often to release the air trapped in the system. When there is air in the system, this takes the place of the hot water. This means that your radiators won’t be as warm as they should be and you might notice cold spots. Thankfully, there is often a simple solution to the problem. But first, you need to know how to recognise… [Read More]

Snow Proofing Your Home

Stay warm, save money and prevent damage to your home from the cold and snow with these simple steps from Liberty Insurance Ireland.  As cold weather approaches, there are several things you can do around the house to make sure you and your family are protected. These tips can ensure your house will be in top shape for whatever the weather brings. Protect Your Pipes When the water inside your pipes freezes, it will expand, which can cause your pipes to crack and burst. Pipes can also burst when pressure builds up behind a chunk of ice, which is why… [Read More]

Protecting The Exterior Of Your Home This Winter

We are well and truly in the middle of winter and temperatures most mornings are in the minus. It’s definitely becoming very cold, and if you are anything like me you will be considering hibernation until spring comes around! It would be very nice to just sit indoors with the heating on under a blanket. If only! If you are a homeowner, maintenance of the exterior of your home is something that you simply have to do. The last thing you want happening is to have problems inside of your home because you have neglected the outside of your home. Here are a few tips you can… [Read More]

Common boiler problems and how to prevent themes

If you look after your boiler properly, it’s less likely to break down. Plus, according to OFTEC, a well-maintained boiler unit can be up to 8 per cent more efficient and save you money in the long run. Ideally, you should get your boiler serviced every year. As fuel management experts Certas Energy point out, this can reduce the risk of expensive and inconvenient breakdowns. In this blog, we take a look at some of the most common boiler-related problems, what you should do if they crop up and how you can prevent them from happening in the first place. … [Read More]

How to Get Your House Ready for the Winter

As the nights get longer, we tend to spend more time at home, and want it to be as supportive and comfortable as possible. You will need to winterise the home to avoid paying an arm and a leg for heating your house. At the same time, you need to make your rooms more comfortable and functional, too. As a DIY enthusiast, you can make a few adjustments that will make a lot of difference in your family’s life. Find out more below. Insulating the Flooring You can improve the comfort level of your home if you winterise the living… [Read More]

Household Maintenance Jobs to Complete Before the Winter

In an ideal world, we would get all of our household maintenance jobs done in the spring and summer months when the weather is warmer, and the risk of rain is low. Unfortunately, life has a way of not sticking to a schedule and sometimes things end up getting delayed. Eventually, you’ll need to get around to them, for the good of your home and in some cases, for the good of your family, so here are some tips for preventing autumn/winter DIY blues. Check Your Radiators Heating engineers in your area will soon be filling up their calendars with… [Read More]