Become a draught detective and keep the breeze outside. Draughts increase the likelihood of lower temperatures in houses. A draughty home costs more to heat because you’re wasting energy.
In a nutshell
What’s an unreasonable gap or hole?
It’s a common sense deﬁnition. If you can feel external air coming in or a clear draught from a gap or hole, then it’s probably a gap or hole that needs stopping.
Fireplaces and chimneys
If an open ﬁreplace isn’t in use, it can cause draughts - so block it off.
Get the win without the wind
There’s a few key areas. Check if a gap is causing a draught by feeling for cold air along the gap with the back of a wet hand - then you’ll find the major culprits.
Mind the important gaps
You don’t need to block up intentional gaps or holes that are part of the construction.