Are you feeling the chill? As winter approaches, it is time to consider draught-proofing your home. Your doors are likely to be the biggest culprits for that cold breeze, as gaps, letterboxes, keyholes or old and ill-fitting doorways can leave your home poorly insulated and your heating system ineffective. Tackling draughts can save your home energy and with energy costs soaring over the winter, you could make big savings. Here are our top tips for keeping your home warm and gust-free this winter.
Cover the keyhole
Don’t overlook your keyhole as a culprit due to its small size, as keyhole draughts can be pretty significant! Covering the keyhole with a metal flap or plate can make a difference when keeping your space warm.
Get creative: make your own draught excluder
Embrace your creative side by crafting your own draught excluder. Fill a case with spare materials, such as plastic bags or fabric, for an eco-friendly thermal barrier.
Soft pillow draught excluder
Place a long, soft cushion in front of the door for a simple and effective draught-blocking solution. Perfect for internal doors, it also adds a touch of cosiness to your decor.
Apply draught strips around the edge
Seal not just the bottom but also the edges and top of your door. Rubber, foam, brush or wiper strips are great options to stop heat from leaking out and cold air from creeping in.
Upgrade your door
If your door is ill-fitting, poorly insulated or has ineffective weather seals, upgrading to a new door could be the best way forward. uPVC doors in Worcester and across the UK can be fitted snugly by experts to prevent draughts and offer energy savings. Those looking for UPVC doors Worcester and the wider area will find lots of options.
Upgrade to an efficient letterbox flap
Replace your letterbox faceplate with a more energy-efficient version. Look for one with brushes and a flap to keep cold air out and warmth in.
Upgrade door glass for better insulation
Replace broken or inefficient glass panels with more thermally efficient alternatives.