Why Is Draught Proofing Important?

No one wants to live in a cold home. Draught-proofing is an important process to ensuring you stay warm in your home and save money at the same time. What do I need to know about draught proofing?

1. Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money.

Controlling your ventilation helps reduce condensation and damp. To draught-proof your home you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out. You could be looking at a saving of £25 to £35 per year.

2. Where to look for draught proofing

You’ll find draughts at any accidental gap in your home that leads outside. This means around windows, doors, between floorboards, around pipework leading outside, loft hatches, electrical fittings on walls and ceilings and at ceiling to wall joints.

3. Don’t block or seal any intentional ventilation

For your house to stay fresh, dry and healthy air still needs to flow in and out. You should block most of the above but be careful in areas that need good ventilation such as areas where there are open fires or open flues. Also, rooms where a lot of moisture is produced, such as the kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms need ventilation.

4. How to know if I have a draught?

On cold windy days, you can test for any leakage by holding the back of your hand against the perimeter of the window or door and see if you can feel any cold air.

If your home needs draught-proofing look no further than Heritage Sash Windows Lancashire Limited. They provide a professional draught proofing service within the Lancashire area.

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