With soaring electricity prices, finding ways to warm your home without breaking the bank can be difficult.
As a result of inflation and the introduction of the carbon tax, NSW residents can expect to fork out an average of 16 per cent more for their electricity bills from July 1.
With this in mind and winter on our doorsteps, there is no better time to get innovative with DIY work around the home to better insulate it against the elements.
While the winter sun doesn't have the same bang that the summer rays do, allowing light into your home will make a huge difference to warmth.
One of the biggest obstructions is trees - hiring specialised equipment such as a cherry picker will enable you to cut branches or plants that are in the way.
Installing storm doors and windows is also an effective way of sealing air draughts - preventing cold air from entering your house.
With drenchings a regular occurrence during winter, sealing up leaks around your home is a quick sure way of injecting some heat back into the place - and keeping yourself dry all year-round.
Sealing gaps with caulking and weather-stripping is a good idea - make sure you look for areas where different materials meet, such as brick with wood.
To reach high up corners and areas, trestles and ladders available from Kennards Hire will ensure you don't miss a spot.