Draught proofing is on of the cheapest methods, in order to save energy and money. It doesn’t matter which type of building, but it is the most efficient way to avoid energy wastage.
Draughts and ventilation are similar as both let fresh air into you house. However, good ventilation reduces condensation and damp, whereas draughts are uncontrolled, because they let in too much cold air and waste a lot of heat.
Block unwanted gaps where air gets through. Draught proof will save up warm air in the house, which leads to less energy to heat your home and in the end save up on your heating bills.
Have a look for gaps at windows, doors, ceiling-to-wall joints or loft hatches.
According to Energy Savings Trust, full-draught proofing will save you an average of £55 per year. Even more if you use heating controls!
Most importantly is the decision of doing it yourself or getting a professional. DIY can cost you up to £100 just for the materials. The Green Deal covers Draught proofing and the ‘Golden Rule‘ will help you find the best Installers in your area.