The Best Ways to Draught-Proof Your Home

Many people are feeling the squeeze right now with the rising cost of energy. The good news is that there are small steps that you can take, such as making your home draught-proof. Draughts in the home are frustrating as they can allow the cold air to seep in, which will make the home uncomfortable while also seeing you have to use more energy to keep the home warm.

Why Draught-Proof the Home

Fortunately, it is possible to draught-proof the home and you can usually do this without having to spend too much money. This could save you around £20 a year and also make it much easier to keep your home comfortable during the winter months as well as help to reduce your environmental impact. So, what are the best ways to draught-proof your home on a budget? Read on for a few ideas that should help.

Skirting Boards

A lot of heat can escape from the gaps between your floor and skirting, but it is possible to prevent this with the use of adhesives that can be used to fill the gap. You can find these adhesives with ease online and it is a job that is quick and easy to do by yourself. It is also a good idea to check your floors for any gaps or leaks that need to be plugged in. If you find that your floors are cold, you can put carpets and rugs down as a way to insulate and add some warmth.

Draught Excluders

Another way that energy loss occurs in the home is through the gaps underneath your doors (as well as through the letterbox and even keyholes). You can use draught excluders as a way to plug the gaps and these are another inexpensive solution that will deliver instant results.


You should also look at the pipework in your home that goes towards the outside as this is another area like the dining or kitchen that can lead to energy loss. You can use a silicone filler to fill these small gaps while any larger gaps that you have can be filled with polyurethane foam.

This post should give you a few ideas for ways that you can draught-proof your home without spending too much money. There are few things more frustrating than draughts in the home because they can increase your energy bill, which is particularly troublesome in the current climate. This also means that it is harder to reduce your environmental impact. On top of this, draughts make it much harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home during the colder months of the year. Hopefully, this post will help you to solve this issue and save money on your energy bills.

Luke Hernandez

With a Bachelor’s in Architecture from UCLA, Luke Hernandez has been transforming spaces and providing home improvement advice for over 17 years. He also ran his remodeling firm and contributed to various home improvement magazines. He became a part of various websites in 2016, offering practical, hands-on advice for DIY enthusiasts and homeowners. He is passionate about sustainable building practices and is a weekend rock climber. His previous experience includes managing large-scale construction projects. He also enjoys woodworking and volunteering in community rebuilding projects.

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