Home energy saving DIY

Draughtproof your home

Unless your home is very new, you’re likely to be losing some heat through draughts around windows and doors, gaps in floorboards etc. Fit some draught proofing strips to improve comfort levels and save money.

According to the Energy Saving Trust 18% of heat loss in the home is through windows, so by fitting draught proofing you will not only feel more comfortable but you will also save money.

An average window or door will cost around £10 to draught proof if you install the products yourself.

Watch the video on the right for a DIY guide to draught proofing your home.

Line your curtains

Adding a thermal lining to your curtains will help your home retain warmth, by blocking the cold coming in and stopping the heat getting out.

That means you need less heat to stay warm, saving money as well as energy – fewer draughts could help you increase your room temperature by 1°C.

This could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent saving you around £55 per year.

Watch this video for a DIY guide to lining the curtains in your home.