Top ways to beat the winter chill in Norfolk
Norfolk experiences warmer temperatures and more sunshine than much of the UK. However, like the rest of the country, the mercury plummets during the winter months and homes across the county can feel decidedly chilly. But fear not, with a little careful planning, you can beat the cold this winter and keep yourself, and your home, toasty all year round.
The best way to keep your home warm this winter is to insulate it. Installing insulation in your loft, walls and under your floor will help to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. If you have single glazed windows or an old, draughty door you could also consider swapping these for newer, more energy efficient versions before the winter chill sets in.
Prepare your pipes
Fluctuating temperatures can play havoc with your water pipes. You can help prevent any cracks or ruptures forming by insulating your pipes and protecting them from the worst of the weather.
Bleed your radiators
Your radiators will work a lot more efficiently if they’re properly maintained. You can help to boost the heating power of your radiators by bleeding them. This will help the water to circulate more easily and allow your central heating to function as well as possible.
Blocked gutters can cause serious problems, including damp and flooding. Removing dead leaves, twigs and other debris from your gutters will help rainwater to flow away from your home quickly and efficiently. If you are unable to carry this out yourself, ask one of our Musker McIntyre teams and they can recommend a local handyman or window cleaner who will be able to help.
Getting active will help to get the blood pumping and warm your body up from the inside out. Get out for a walk or bike ride in the stunning Norfolk countryside whenever possible and keep the winter chill at bay. We live and work in a beautiful part of the country so get out there and enjoy it and get fitter too.
How the cold could impact your property sale
Although people don’t stop buying homes in the winter months, the property market in Norfolk, and the rest of the UK, tends to slow a little - although statistics show that there are on average 25million hits on the property portals on Boxing Day! If you’re planning on selling your home this winter, there are some steps you can take to boost your chances of attracting a buyer. Ask one of our teams at Musker McIntyre in one of these locations: Norwich, Loddon, Beccles, Halesworth, Bungay, Harleston and Diss - we cover all of Norfolk & Suffolk. We are local Estate Agents here to help you move.
First, make sure your heating is on full blast whenever people come to view your home. This will help to create a warm, welcoming feel and contrast sharply with the cold, grey weather outside. It’s also a good idea to turn on all the lights in your property. Lighting up every room, and every corner, will help to make your house feel spacious and homely.
Buying a Norfolk house in winter
Buying property in Norfolk during the winter months is actually a very good idea. After all, if you like a particular home on a cold, wet, grey winter’s day, you’re guaranteed to love it in the sunshine. Buying in the winter will also give you the chance to spot any issues with damp, mould and flooding the property might have.
Find out more about buying property in Norfolk during the winter, and throughout the year, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.
Musker McIntyre Estate Agents - www.muskermcintyre.co.uk
Tel: 01602 859343 Norwich office