Avoid cold weather costs with your home
74% of homeowners agreed that their property costs more to maintain in the autumn and winter months. So, just what's behind the spike in your spending?
Energy bills – winter utilities can add an additional £110 a year onto your bills. Remember to look for cost-effective options to insulate your home and to switch providers when needed in search for a better deal.
Broken boilers – a boiler repair will cost around £250, whilst a replacement can cost up to £1,800. Whether you own or let the property, ignoring a problem can lead to a huge cost later down the line.
Blocked guttering – getting guttering cleared costs around £100.
A leaking roof – fixing a leaking roof can cost anything between £100 and £1,500, depending on the extent of the damage.
Additional garden upkeep – hiring a gardener to rake leaves and sort your winter gardening will cost around £30 per hour.
Burst pipes – fixing burst pipes can cost around £310. 61% of homeowners said that they would undertake preventative measures to avoid encountering these issues in winter. This includes having your boiler serviced regularly, bleeding all radiators to ensure maximum efficiency, and checking the roof and windows for any damage.
Are you looking for a new place to call home this winter? Contact us today for a free valuation.