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  • Writer's picturePeter Kay

Why Summertime is a Great Time to get your Home Ready for Winter

Summer seems a peculiar time to start thinking about getting your house ready for winter, but in the warmer months, it can be a good time to start researching, change habits and complete home improvements which will save the pennies come winter.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that the summer weather in Wales is always unpredictable, which is another valid reason why you should get a head start in winter-proofing your home… Yes, unfortunately, there’s absolutely no guarantee that you won’t need to turn the heating on in July.

So Let’s look at some more reasons why summertime is a great time to get your home ready for winter:

Learn from last winter

You won’t be dreading winter as much if you know that your home is ready to handle it. Working on reducing those draughts, particularly as longer days and warmer conditions can be an ideal time for home improvements… you’ll be saving money, and your carbon footprint and providing peace of mind that you will be ready this winter.

Lower energy bills

Often during the summer months, we’re a lot less reliant on fuels to heat are homes so naturally we spend less of our cash on heating because our boilers aren’t in demand as much as they are when the weather is colder. This means you could have more financial room to splash out on other energy-saving home improvement projects.

Build new habits

If digging your hands into the freezer this winter wasn’t for you then summer can be a great time to defrost the freezer…you might even have the added bonus of finding that misplaced bag of peas! What’s more your defrosted freezer will work a lot more efficiently and will save you money throughout the year.

Time is money

Also with the warmer days ahead… it could be a good time to change old habits starting with the time you spend in the shower! You see long showers could be costing you in the long run, Electric showers are high consumers of electricity so if you can reduce your shower time to 3 to 4 minutes you can reduce your bills, and once your household has mastered shorter showers, it’s an energy saving habit you can take into winter.

Budgeting for the winter

Historically Energy prices begin to drop in summer, so households could see cheaper rates for their gas and electricity. So this summer could be a good time to research costs and speak to your energy provider to see if you can negotiate a better deal.

It might also be a good time to revise what support you might be entitled to. The government has now provided an update on future Cost of Living Payment, so if you or your friends or family are eligible, there could be further financial support available in 2023-2024.. For more information go to:'re%20entitled%2C%20you,autumn%202023%20for%20most%20people

So, from the P-SESS team, we wish you all a long and balmy summer. If you’d like some further support and our latest energy tips, the Cwm Arian Energy Support Team are here to help. Our helpful advisors will also be attending local events and county shows throughout the summer, or you can Follow us on facebook, call the team on 01239 920201 or email

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