Our Winter Tips

Icon Winter WellbeingWhen temperatures drop most of us will be spending a lot of time indoors, and in these winter months it’s important to make sure that your home is safe and warm.

  • Keep your heating on at a low constant temperature, rather than heating your home up quickly allowing it to cool down again
  • If you have a pre-payment meter, make sure you have sufficient credit!
  • Close all blinds and curtains at night
  • Keep furniture away from radiators to allow heat to circulate freely
  • Keep outside doors shut and report any obvious draughts
  • Make sure to order repeat prescriptions in good time, don’t wait until you run out
  • Keep a snow shovel handy
  • Be aware of where your grit bins are
  • Stay at home in really bad weather, even if that means re-arranging non-urgent appointments
  • If you do have to venture out in bad weather, ensure you have adequate clothing. Wrap up in plenty of layers, and don’t forget hats, scarfs and gloves!
  • Look out for your neighbours in extreme weather and give your neighbours your phone number in case of emergencies
  • If you have a mobile phone, make sure that it has sufficient credit

Also, remember make sure to...

  • Know how to turn off your gas
  • Know how to turn off your power
  • Check where your stopcock valve is for turning off your water
  • Check overflows are not running
  • Check taps are not dripping
  • Check tank jacket is fitted
  • Check door locks are working
  • Keep a torch handy