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Preparing for Jack Frost

  • 31st Oct 2017

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As many people will agree, autumn is the best time to live in park homes. From the beautiful autumnal colours to the landscape, everything about the season is perfect. However, autumn is succeeded by winter, a season which can cause a variety of issues when it comes to residential park homes.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when preparing for what Jack Frost has in store during the colder months.

Ensure Your Heating System is Maintained

It is important to ensure that your heating system is effective and fully functional. If it is not, then you should make sure everything is in order before the chill really starts to arrive. Products such as filters and energy savers contribute towards the heating system of your residential park home and enable it to be both effective and efficient. In addition, it is also imperative to ensure all of your gas appliances are maintained and in full working order, as well.

In particular, general dust and debris have the potential to damage your entire system if they are not taken care of. A quick fix to this problem can be to fit a filter to your pre-existing boiler, but there are a number of such quick fixes that can be utilised in order to ensure your residential park home's safety and simultaneously save hefty maintenance costs. However, if you are ever in doubt, you should always be sure to contact a professional to make sure that the task is done safely and reliably.

Remember Your Little Friends

Winter is the time when birds and other wildlife may succumb to the cold weather and low temperatures. During particularly harsh winters, they may fall victim to Jack Frost's atrocities and find themselves left without any food or shelter whatsoever. In times like these, it is important to care for these creatures and take certain measures to ensure their protection. Consider creating a small shelter for these birds and creatures so that they may find refuge from the cold. Also, leaving out suitable bird food is a great way to help the wildlife through the most difficult time of year.

Will You Be Staying Away for Winter?

If you are planning to leave your residential park home and spend the winter with a friend, relative, or elsewhere, there are certain measures which need to be taken before you do so. Many people tend to drain down their heating systems when heading away for extended periods of time, but in reality, this can leave the system vulnerable to frost damage. In order to curb this threat, it is better to add a specialist product to the heating system to ensure that you don't return to any nasty surprises.

Autumn may be a great time for the residents of park homes, but at the same time, it is important to use autumn to prepare for winter.

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