Close the door on draughts

One of the quickest and easiest ways to improve the thermal efficiency of your home is to stop drafts from around your door

Close the door on draughts
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No matter if it’s winter or summer, you'll keep your home most comfortable by minimising the airflow from outside, and between the rooms in your home.

You should start with draught-proofing your external doors, because the biggest thermal differences will always be between the inside and the outside of your home. You want to keep the outside air out, and the inside air in.

One of the best and simplest ways to do this is to install a weather strip to close the gap at the bottom of your external doors.

It’s easy to do. This will significantly improve your home's energy efficiency and will help keep your bills down.

Draught-proofing your external doors is an easy job that will pay off over the long term.

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Once that’s done, you should also draught-proof your internal doors as well.

In particular, target any internal doors that you can use to close off smaller spaces that you spend the most time in, such as your living room, and close off those spaces that you spend the least time in, such as bedrooms and bathrooms.

It's a very easy job to install door seal tape around your door frames to prevent air leakage. There are many options for door seals, including rubberised and foam tape.  

Don’t stop with just your external doors. Internal air leakage can also have a significant impact.

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Stopping draughts will help make sure that your home is more comfortable all year round, and you’ll consume less energy and spend less money on your heating and cooling.

We've suggested a couple of draught-stopping products above, and there are many more to choose from here : : weather strip
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