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Draught-proofing your home

It is thought that there are over 25 million homes in the UK do not have adequate insulation. So if you have a draughty home, and are wondering how you can improve it, then you’ve come to the right place.

The main benefits to reducing draughts in your home is that it is one of the cheapest ways to make your home more efficient which ultimately could reduce the cost of your energy bills as you’re using less fuel to heat your home.

Here are just some of several ways you can to help reduce air leakage in your home:

  • Draught excluders
  • Thermal curtains
  • Internal letter box brush or cover
  • Carpets and/or rugs with underlay
  • Weatherstripping tape
  • Self-adhesive strips
  • Brush strips for external doors

Cold air from the outside can make its way into your home from even the tiniest of gaps so it’s important to ensure your home is sealed. Windows, doors, letter boxes, chimneys and fireplaces are areas where warm air can escape.

How much money could you have by draught-proofing?

According to the Energy Saving Trust, stopping cold draughts in your home could save you £25 a year. Or £18 with an open chimney.

Draught-free homes are comfortable at lower temperatures – so you may be able to turn down your thermostat, saving even more on your energy bills.