If you live in a country that goes through seasons and if these seasons are very extreme, you may need to look in to options to protect yourself, your home and your family from this extreme weather whether it is an extreme winter or an extreme summer.
Sadly, when we first build our homes, we do not pay too much attention to implementing systems to deal with extreme weather and once we realize the problem many months later, it can often be too late to do any inexpensive renovations and we might find ourselves investing a lot more money on our homes to keep it warm or cool than we would have if we had done it at the beginning while building our homes.
Implementations that can be done when building your home
There are many things you can do for your home while you are building it such as getting hot water service Sydney. Sydney has many building companies who will do this as part of your building plan so that it will not cost you much more however, you will need to check with the company that is building your home if they will be able to do it for you.
A hydronic underfloor heating will not be likely to cost you too much money but there are different brands and qualities that you will be able to choose from that have different prices.
If you have a furnace in your house, make sure that you have it checked and serviced in the months before you are expecting cold weather so that you are ready for it when it arrives. It is the same with any other device that you have including chimneys and fireplaces.
Always have thick dark colour drapes or curtains in your home and make sure that they are always closed in order to keep the cold out. It is the same concept during a very hot summer so that you can keep the heat out. In order to avoid your pipes getting frozen during the winter, make sure that you disconnect any garden hoses that you have at your home and block any drains that go outside. If you have any pipes that send water outside in to garden faucets, you need to turn them off or block water going outside because this can lead to frozen pipes. Although it may go without saying, make sure that all doors and windows in your home including garage doors are closed in order to keep the cold or the heat outside.