Room insulation is one method of reducing heating costs, saving energy and keeping warm. Insulating a room is especially relevant for older homes, where ill-fitting doors, windows and floorboards can allow heat to escape and cold draughts to enter and chill a room.

Draught excluding has moved a long way from stuffed animal draught excluders that were an annoyance when opening and closing doors, now draft excluding products are more permanent, unobtrusive and easy to install.

Under door draught excluders, for instance, allow easy opening and closing of doors but inhibits air from blowing through and other draft excluders can be fitted around the entire door too. And for front doors, you can even get a letterbox draft excluder which will prevent cold air from blowing through the letterbox.

Window insulation is also available in the guise of window insulation film which is easy to fit and will reduce condensation as well as stopping heat escaping and draughts from getting in.

For homes with wooden floors, particularly older homes where the floorboards are no longer snugly fitting together, floorboard draught excluders can be slotted within the gaps to prevent draughts blowing under the foundations from chilling a room. These are not unsightly and are easy to fit by anyone, without the need of removing flooring.

Finally, the chimney too can be blocked to prevent draughts from blowing down and the heat from escaping. Chimney balloons can be placed up a flue out of sight but removed if you ever want to use the fire.

Draught insulation will go a long way of reducing bills as less heat will be lost and less energy will be required to warm a room. Equally by ensuring rooms are properly insulated from draughts you will be doing the environment a favour too.

Source by Richard N. Williams

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