Despite having the heating on, the rooms in your home can sometimes feel cold due to strong drafts rising up from gaps between the floorboards, or between the skirting board and the floor.
This issue can be easily resolved by investing in a regular tube sealant, such as silicon, and filling the gaps. Doing this can save you £10-£20 a year on your heating bills and ensure that no matter where you are in your home, you don’t experience any of those uncomfortable drafts.
Another more permanent and intensive way of reducing draughty floors is to insulate underneath the floorboards on the ground floor. As well as making the room feel warmer, this it will save you more than using just sealant to fill the gaps; an estimated £40-£50 a year on your gas bill.
Not all home insulation work such as this has to be carried out by a professional. It may work out cheaper to do the smaller jobs yourself with materials from your local DIY store - and it shouldn’t impact the quality or efficiency of your insulation, either.
Reduce your energy bills
In addition to insulating different areas of your home to lock-in heat, it’s possible to save even more money on your energy bills by taking the time to compare different tariffs.
It’s entirely possible that you aren’t currently on the cheapest tariff for your gas– but by entering your postcode into the form on the right, you can quickly and easily find out if there are any other, more competitive rates available to you.
Switching your energy provider is a simple, convenient process which could save you potentially hundreds of pounds each year. Compare quotes to start paying less for your home’s heating today.
Get the cheapest energy deal
Just enter your postcode to find a cheaper deal.