Winter Warmers - Beat the winter chill by making your home as cold proof as possible. We will be adding more items over the next few days starting on the 3rd December 2013.
Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy – and money – in any type of building.Draughts are a bit like ventilation – both let fresh air into your home. Good ventilation helps reduce condensation and damp. But draughts are uncontrolled: they let in too much cold air and waste too much heat.To draught-proof your home you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out. Saving warm air means you’ll use less energy to heat your home, so you'll save money as well as making your home snug and pleasant.
How much could you save by draught-proofing?
Full draught-proofing will save you on average £55 per year. Draught-free homes are comfortable at lower temperatures – so you’ll be able to turn down your thermostat. This could save you another £65 per year.If every household in the UK used the best possible draught proofing, every year we would save £180 million, and enough energy to heat nearly 930,000 homes.
Window hinges can be one of the most common problems that cause draughts. You can usually tell if your window hinges have failed by looking into the corners where the window hinges pull the opening part of your window into the frame. If this leaves a gap then the hinges have failed and you will benefit by replacing your window hinges to give a perfect draught free window.
Do the paper test for gaskets. Place a piece of paper inbetween the opening part of the window and the frame and pull shut. If the paper pulls out with no grip, you will benefit from replacing your window gasket seals.
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