When it comes to looking after our homes, most of us tend to stop at general cleanliness and housework. Although a tidy house is great, this isn't always enough to ensure that our homes are well enough looked after.
It is a really good idea to ensure that your boiler and heating system is serviced at least every couple of years. A broken boiler is not a fun experience and can be costly, simple maintenance before this can help to avoid this problem. Look up a local plumber or heating expert as they'll likely offer affordable heating servicing packages.
We don't tend to give much thought to our windows, but they're really important! For example, if they haven't been checked in a few years they could be letting in cold air - which will cost you big on your heating bill! Give them a check over before winter approached and ensure they seem secure and draught free! Don't forget to check glass in doors and your conservatory if you have one too.
There's no harm in checking over appliances every now and then too! For example, give your washing machine a clean with one of those sachets that are designed to clean the drum of the machine. You'll find it runs much more efficiently once you have. It's also a good idea to give your freezer a defrost every now and then too - you'll be surprised and how icy these can get!
In general, we all think to service things such as a car on a regular basis, so why not our house too?