Feeling the winter chill?

As temperatures drop, your central heating takes the spotlight, but it may be a good idea to think about insulation first. A well-insulated home not only feels snug but also cuts energy costs.

Now, as winter looms, you can seize the opportunity to make quick and efficient enhancements that promise savings in the coming months.


Here are a few tips to help you insulate for the winter…

1. Draught-proof Your Windows and Doors:

Identify cold spots, especially on windy days, around windows, doors, chimneys, loft hatches, and floorboards. Seal gaps affordably with weatherstripping, foam strips, or caulk from hardware stores. For single glazing, consider insulating window film. If time and budget allow, add thick curtains, ensuring they don’t obstruct radiator heat.

2. Invest in Draught-Excluding Products:

For gaps that foam strips won’t fix, opt for specialist items. Door sweeps, letterbox brushes, and chimney draught excluders offer effective solutions. For open fireplaces, chimney excluders keep warmth in while preventing cold draughts.

3. Insulate Your Water Tank and Pipes:

Wrap your hot water storage tank with a water tank jacket made from foil, foam, or other insulating materials. This reduces heat loss, cutting energy consumption and costs. Ensure the jacket avoids the heating element or flue outlet to prevent fire risks. Lagging for exposed pipes and valves enhances energy efficiency and prevents freezing-related damage.

In essence, with just a few hours of DIY, you can transform your home into a warmer, inviting space for winter. Act now to enjoy the comfort of a snug home while keeping energy bills in check. A warmer and more cost-effective winter awaits!