WINTER IS COMING!

Now is the time to make sure both your own home and your investment property are adequately prepared for the winter.

INSULATION
Look at using door and window seals to minimise draught. Repair cracks, fix windows that don’t close properly and invest in a few sand snakes to seal off any draught by doors. Your tenants will appreciate it if you leave a couple of these in the investment property too. bunnings.com.au

HEATER
Radiant heaters predominantly heat people and objects by direct radiation of heat while convective heaters warm and circulate the air in a room.
Or why not be covered for all conditions with an inverter air conditioning heater. They are incredibly efficient as they do not lose heating capacity based on the outside temperature. Plus, you have the convenience of timers and auto functions to reduce on-time.

RISK
Last year 10% of house fires were caused by heaters and fireplaces, but many could have been avoided through proper maintenance. Check and change the battery on your fire alarm. It’s a good practice to check heaters every two years. Ask manufacturers or call your gas company for approved inspectors and repairers. You can make heaters run more efficiently by cleaning them and keeping doors shut but remember, gas heaters do need adequate ventilation to disburse fumes.

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Prepare your space for cosy winter living. Change to flannelette sheets and get out the throws. Warm up your living room with faux fur throws, cushions and rugs. Depending on your budget you can add warmth with colour and texture. kmart.com.au ikea.com.au bedbathntable.com.au Ultimately, good building design is the best way to ensure efficient heating but of course, this is only relevant when building or renovating. For tips on this check out yourhome.gov.au

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