Are you feeling the drafts this winter? If so, you may wish to consider some DIY draft-busting. This TTT guide tells you how and also contains details of DIY secondary glazing.
Draught proofing is a very cost effective way of improving your comfort and reducing your heating bills. For example an older, listed home in Totnes that has had a number of draught-busting measures, including draught-stripping to windows and doors and the installation of a chimney balloon, was air-pressure tested before and after the work. These tests showed the energy losses from air infiltration had been reduced by 44.3% . The original energy audit estimated the losses from air infiltration were contributing to 32% of the total heating bill. Therefore, the draught-busting is estimated to have lead to a 14.18% reduction in their total heating bill.
TTT can supply a number of draught proofing supplies- see page 23 of the guide for details. Please contact Mary Popham on 07815 799996 or marypopham@btinternet to arrange collection or with any queries. If you'd prefer not to DIY, Mary can put you in touch with local handypersons experienced in draught-busting.