Draughts allow cold air to enter your house and warm air to exit so you are more likely to leave the heating on and turn up the thermostat. Draughtproofing is a very simple and low-cost solution for immediate reductions in energy use and fuel bills and also increases your home comfort. Comprehensive draughtproofing around windows and doors, including letterboxes and keyholes, chimneys, loft hatches and other gaps can reduce heating bills by 20%. The strips are easy to apply and the materials long-lasting and unobtrusive. You can also install a DIY version of magneglaze secondary glazing at relatively low-cost using acrylic or polycarbonate sheets with metal and magnetic strips. This improves the insulating capacity of windows if you are not able to get full window-replacement double-glazing fitted. The panels can be removed over summer months.
Watch a short film demonstrating draught-proofing here. And here’s another showing how to put up radiator panels – really straightforward and can make a real difference to your bills.