5 Top tips from Kerry Maintenance to help keep your house warmer this winter

  1. Bleed radiators
    Make sure all your radiators are heating fully to the top. If they are cold at the top there is a chance that they need bleeding. When you bleed a radiator, it releases the air which is trapped at the top that is stopping the hot water from rising.
  2. Clear in front of radiators
    Make sure none of your radiators are blocked by furniture. Clear a space in front so energy isn’t lost or wasted heating something that doesn’t need heating.
  3. Keep curtains closed
    Make sure you keep your curtains closed at night to help keep the cold out. If you have long curtains, tuck them behind the radiator so the heat can come into the room and not straight out the window. But remember to open them during the day to let the sunlight in and warm your house.
  4. Close doors
    Keeping doors closed helps keep the heat in the room and having a smaller area will also take less time and energy to heat. It is also a good idea to keep doors shut to rooms that you are not using and to turn off the radiators. This can save you heating a room which is not needed.
  5. Service your boiler
    It is important to have your boiler serviced annually to make sure it is running correctly and efficiently. It can also keep any warranty on the boiler up-to-date. Servicing your boiler can help avoid bothersome breakdowns and costly fees.

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