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    Keep your family warm this winter

    Published on 19 April 2016, Tuesday, 1:33 AM

    We've recently gone over a few easy ways that you can keep your property in good working order with garden DIY projects. Heading into the colder winter months, however, you can get through some easy DIY projects that will not only maintain your property, but also help to keep your family warm when they really need it.

    Check out the list below to find some ways you can help your family to rug up the way they want to this winter - all it takes is a bit of planning:

    1) Getting the firewood ready

    In places such as Melbourne and Adelaide, temperatures might be warm during summer, but the opposite is true in winter as well.

    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports that the coolest nights in Adelaide and Melbourne through March can get as low as 12.5 and 2.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Even thinking about temperatures so low makes us want to curl up in front of a blazing fireplace!

    How warm will your family be this winter?How warm will your family be this winter?

    Giving your family the opportunity to do so is much easier than you might think. There's almost certainly a tree in your backyard that needs lopping and pruning back, and you can use the wood you chop down as firewood. Easy. To actually cut the wood down and then to size so it fits in your fireplace, use a two-stroke 300-millimetre chainsaw from Kennards Hire - the powerful machine will give you an efficient and easy cut.

    2) Insulate where you need to

    Once you've got a lovely, warm fire going, keeping that heat inside is your next challenge.

    Not having insulation installed can allow up to 45 per cent of your heating to escape.

    The best way to help this is to insulate your home. Doing so requires getting into the roof and wall cavities, because not having insulation installed can allow up to 45 per cent of your heating to escape, according to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. There's not much point in even trying to keep your loved ones warm if you're letting all of the heat get out! To access the spaces to install insulation, a three-metre step ladder will get you up high enough.

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that only 69 per cent of houses around the country were insulated sufficiently in 2011. That's a number far below what it should be. Keep your family's health at the top of your list and get onto that insulation installation today.

    Contact Kennards Hire today to talk about what equipment you can hire for your winter preparations.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.