One basic measure often overlooked is draughtproofing. A lot of the heat in your home can be lost through poorly fitting windows or doors, letterboxes, chimneys and even cat flaps.

As an analogy, you could have a very good thermos flask, but it’s not going to keep your coffee warm for long if you don’t put the lid on. The same goes for your house, it could be very well insulated, but if you have poorly fitting windows and doors, your house will not retain the heat.

Link to Energy Saving Trust guide on draughtproofing

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