We've reached that point in the year where it's not warm enough to for the windows to be open all day but not cold enough to keep the heating on and spend all your pennies on those rising bills!
We've put together a list of ways to make sure you aren't paying to heat the street and you might even be able to turn your heating off for summer already! We are talking about draft exclusion!
Draft exclusion refers to the process of preventing unwanted air flow, usually cold air, from entering or exiting a building. This can be achieved in many ways, and here are a few you could try!
Weatherstripping: Sealing the gaps around doors and windows with weatherstripping materials like foam, rubber, or vinyl.
Caulking: Sealing gaps and cracks in walls, windows, and doors with caulking materials like silicone, acrylic, or latex.
Door sweeps: Installing door sweeps at the bottom of doors to seal the gap between the door and the threshold.
Window films: Applying window films to the glass surface to reduce heat loss and prevent drafts.
Insulation: Adding insulation to walls, ceilings, and floors to reduce heat loss and prevent cold air infiltration.
Chimney flue damper: Installing a chimney flue damper to prevent cold air from entering the house through the chimney.
Loft vents: Installing loft vents to allow proper ventilation and prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to drafts.
Air sealing: Conducting an air sealing assessment and addressing any leaks in the building envelope, such as around pipes, ducts, and electrical outlets.
By implementing these measures, you can significantly reduce the amount of unwanted air flow in your home, resulting in a more comfortable and energy-efficient living environment.. not to mention cheaper bills!