Top 5 tips how to keep warm in winter - How to keep warm and cosy over winter the Age UK Milton Keynes Handypeople share their top 5 tips For more energy saving tips visit httpwwwageukorgukmoneymattersconsumeradviceenergyefficiencyInsulate
By following routine checks and maintenance on your home‚ you can feel safer and more secure during the winter months.
Don't take risks when checking your property. Always seek professional help where appropriate.
Age UK’s Winter wrapped up guide is full of simple, useful tips - to help you stay as warm, healthy and comfortable as possible this winter.
In association with Age UK, OFTEC has launched a brand new guide to help older people in rural areas using oil-fired heating to save money and stay warm.
Keep central heating or storage heaters set to come on at a low temperature when you are away. This will minimise the risks of tanks and pipes bursting through freezing.
Many insurance companies specify conditions if a house will be unoccupied for a certain amount of time. Always comply with these or it could seriously prejudice any claim. Get a neighbour or a friend to check on your house whilst you are away, and give them the contact number for a plumber and heating engineer in case of an emergency. Make sure they know where the stopcock is.
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Download our leaflet Winter wrapped up for advice on keeping your home warm and yourself healthy in winter.
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