Check the heating
Chances are you’ve not had your heating on for a good few months, but if you wait until it gets really cold before switching the heating on there’s a chance you’ll get a nasty surprise when it doesn’t work. Turn your heating on now and check all the radiators, bleed them if necessary and then switch them back off safe in the knowledge they’re in working order for when you need them.
Clean your gutters
Blocked gutters can cause pipes to overflow leading to damp problems in your house. During the autumn months blocked gutters are a common problem because leaves falling from the trees can clog them up. Make sure you regularly clean them out.
Check your roof
While you’re sorting your gutters, you might as well take a look at your roof. If you have any loose tiles, get them repaired now before any storms and strong winds cause a real issue
Service your boiler
If you’ve not had your boiler serviced in a while, do it now!
Up to 25% of the heat in a house can escape through the loft and about 35% through the walls. Proper insulation can significantly reduce this. Cavity wall insulation can help to stop heat escaping the house by filling the gap between the two walls. Newer homes should already have cavity wall insulation but if yours doesn’t it’s worth looking into it.