According to the Energy Saving Trust, you could save between £25 and £50 per year by draft-proofing your home. As draught-free homes are more comfortable at lower temperatures, you can turn down the heating—turning down a thermostat by just one degree in a typical home could save £85-£90 per year on heating bills.
You could hire a professional to draught proof your home, especially in older buildings with single glazing. But, if you’re comfortable dealing with simple DIY jobs, there are a number of ways you can draught-proof your home yourself.
See also: Energy Saving TIps
What to draft proof in your home
Unwanted gaps and uncovered outside openings let draughts into your home. These can be caused by:
• Doors, keyholes and letterboxes
• Chimneys and fireplaces
• Floorboard and skirting boards
• Loft hatches
• Cracks in walls
See also: The Essentials for Home DIY