Fixing draughts could save homeowners money

Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective actions homeowners can take to stop or prevent heat from escaping the home and in turn reducing energy bills.

Check out this short video out from the Governments Help for Households campaign:

YouTube clip about Draught-Proofing Homes


You could save up to £60 a year by taking action to stop the heat escaping from your home. Try blocking unwanted gaps around windows, doors and floor that let cold air in and warm air out. For windows that open, draught proofing strips can be stuck around the outside of the frame, and for windows that don’t try silicone sealant. By installing window film you can help stop heat escaping through the glass. When draught proofing external doors consider steps to reduce cold air through the keyhole, letterbox and gaps around the edges and at the bottom of the door. Keep internal doors that lead to a room you don’t usually heat closed and try using draught excluders. Block unwanted cracks in your floor by squirting flexible filler into the gaps. Draught proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to reduce your energy bills. Find out more at