The long days of summer are not just lazy for us, they are also a quiet time for many tradesmen.
Think about it; as soon as the temperature drops at the end of September people will begin to think about cold snaps and central heating. They’ll probably arrange for their boiler to be serviced…along with everyone else. So get ahead of the game and book now.
While you’re at it, if you have an open fire or a solid fuel range, order fuel now, in bulk while you can take advantage of lower summer prices. Summer is also a good time to organise a chimney sweep. There aren’t too many about and they tend to be swamped in the autumn as people think about using their fireplace again.
Other businesses with a quiet period during the summer
Summer is traditionally a quiet time for financial advisers and companies specialising in investments. Perhaps you could benefit from a financial makeover.
Bizarrely it’s a quiet time for train and coach travel so you might be able to pick up a bargain ticket or two.
The summer is generally a good time to check out your local high street for great deals on electrical goods.
By Tom Hancock