Draught proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money in any type of building. Draught free homes are comfortable at lower temperatures, so you may be able to turn down your thermostat saving even more on your energy bills.
Draught proofing your home can save in excess of £120 per year in the average home.
Controlled ventilation helps reduce condensation and damp, by letting fresh air in when needed. However, draughts are uncontrolled; they let in too much cold air and waste too much heat.
The most common draught-zones are – windows, exterior and interior doors, unused chimneys, floorboards and skirting boards, cracks in walls, redundant extractor-fan outlets, loft hatches, around pipework, lighting and electrical fittings, and letterboxes.
Draught proofing costs will vary depending on how much and which areas of your home you want to draught proof. Rather than attempt DIY draught proofing, professional draught proofing is likely to save more energy because the installer will know exactly the right materials to use and how to properly apply them.
Benefits of Draught Proofing :-
Reduces gas and electricity bills;
Keeps your house warmer in winter;
Keeps your house cooler in summer;
Reduces internal condensation;
Improves your home's energy efficiency rating (EPC Rating).