Guidance to help you keep warm and well this winter.
Keep your home warm
Follow these tips to keep you and your family warm and well at home:
- make sure your boiler has been serviced. This will ensure it is working properly, is safe and running efficiently as possible
- don't block up air vents, as fires and heaters need ventilation. Good ventilation also helps to prevent condensation
- make sure radiators are not obstructed by furniture or curtains
- keep your main living room heated at approximately 21°C (70F) and the rest of your home at least 18°C (65F)
Purchase a carbon monoxide detector if you use gas or oil appliances and test your smoke alarms every week.
To arrange a free home fire safety visit call: 0300 303 0088 or visit the Essex Fire Service website.
The Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford (CVSU) - helping you to feel warm and safe in your home over winter
Uttlesford Home Repairs Assistance - offering practical help to homeowners on low incomes to improve energy efficiency
Keeping warm in Uttlesford - advice for older people
Help with heating costs
Warm Homes Essex - practical advice and support to anyone who is finding it hard to heat their home