Winter has well and truly set-in and we know that the rise in electricity costs has meant that a lot of the local residents need to come up with other sustainable ideas to get through the cold months without the added extra cost that seems like you’re throwing money out the window!
Although our Top 3 Products for Winter are also a cost factor – at least when you invest the money you are doing it to enhance your home, add to your own comfort and in something long-lasting.
Here are our Top 3 Products that will help decrease the cold entering your home with some added benefits:
Roller Shutters are our number one product in winter for saving you money in the long-run.
They are installed externally to your window frames and substantially block the cold from entering your home
Retains heat well inside, so it doesn’t “escape” through the windows
They offer an additional benefit of added security to your home
Perfect year-round, e.g. in summer they can help cut the heat from entering your home, keeping it cool
Operated by either a crank handle or electric switch
They are installed internally and firmly in place to your window recess
The materials used help reduce the cold “creeping” through window frames
They can be used year-round so that they also repel the sun’s direct heat in summer
They are very modern and add value to your home
Can be manually, or tilt-rod operated, to move the slats to the positions you need
They are installed and affixed to your outdoor open-space structure
The materials used help reduce the cold “creeping” through the alfresco area
Are safe to use with an outdoor heater in the enclosed entertaining space
They can be used year-round so that they limit the glare of the sun in the covered area and re-direct heat in summer
Can be operated by spring control, crank handle, motorised (which can include smartphone automated operation).
As a bonus, here is our checklist for things to look out for and fix in Winter, they don’t need to be reserved for just spring or summer, to also help save money on your heating bills:
Check for Draughts
the windows in each of the rooms (particularly for older homes) and check for any air that is coming through gaps,
looking at external to internal doors like the garage and laundry doors and the space around the doors to see if the air is also creeping in,
and make rectifications to seal the air from coming in; and any heat from going out.
This also helps when you are coming out of winter into the warmer months as it will help stop the cooler air from escaping outside.
If you’re not sure about air issues, go to the area with a lit candle and if flickers in certain areas – or goes out – you know that is an air leak.
Declutter the Gutter
As beautiful as the autumnal change is, the leaves are a hazard and apart from being a risk of fires in the heat; they are a risk of clogging the drains during the rainy wet months and cause issues with overflows and perhaps any other plumbing issues.
Clean the Air Vents
If you don’t care about throwing your money at the electricity companies (that’s okay) but it would be great if you regularly clean the air vents for your air-conditioning so that they don’t clog up with dust and “fluff” and reduce the flow of warm air – making it work harder and costing you more – but also to limit any risks.
Do you have any ideas on keeping warm this winter? Share them in the comments, we’d love to hear!
As all our products are made bespoke to the customer, and not off the rack – so it’s made to fit! – we invite you to call our office on 4625 3446 to receive your free quote and see how the pricing can be a game-changer for you!
We offer no obligation free quotes over the phone or one of our highly experienced consultants can quote in the comfort of your own home.
We service the areas within the greater Macarthur area, Hills district to the Southern Highlands, greater Illawarra – and also to Penrith suburbs.