5 Ways to keep your home energy savvy!

With the cost of keeping your home warm going up a rate that makes any grown person wince. Seeking out ways to ensure your home stays draught proof is not only a great energy saving idea, but essential to ensure that money isn’t quiet literally going out the front door!

… and guess what, there more good news! It’s also good for the planet!

This guide details out the 5 best ways to ensure your windows and doors don’t result in a draughty home and high heating bills, so let’s get straight to it…

5 Ways to keep your home energy savvy!

  • Ensure your front door closes properly and seal tight
  • Ensure French doors don’t have gaps at the top or bottom
  • Check that your letter box is in good condition and seals closed
  • Check that your window hinges close snug
  • Check the rubber gasket to your windows and doors

1) Ensure your front door closes properly and seal tight.

It doesn’t matter if you have a UPVC or composite front door, the feeling of a draught coming through is nothing short of enraging! Luckily, most draughts felt around your door are fixable. The biggest problem our engineers see s that the door is out of alignment due to lots of use, or unfortunately sometime poor installation.

Being a simple repair, the choice to have your door serviced and adjusted can make a huge impact on your heating bills going forward!

2) Ensure French doors don’t have gaps at the top or bottom.

Just like your front door, your French doors can suffer from a draught or two, but here’s the kicker… they are much worse!

Twice the doors equal twice the problems, our wonderful engineers have adjusted 1000’s of French doors over the years. Due to the weight and how the meet in the middle, French doors are very prone to becoming mis-aligned, as a result, they are the number one cause for draughts in our opinion.

3) Check that your letter box is in good condition and seals closed

The front door is the gateway to your home, and the letter plate is front and centre. So, when the door is closed, you most certainly don’t want the wind still howling though the letter plate gap. The most cost-effective way of rectifying this would be to replace the letter plate with a new one, ensuring that the cold wind stays the correct side of door when you close it!

Want a bonus? A new letter plate also adds huge curb appeal to your home!

4) Check that your window hinges close snug

As with any mechanical part, after time hinges wear down and become lose or completely fail. This results in the hinge itself not being to pull the casement tight when closed, often leave a gap on the hinged side of your window.

More obvious to this, is a complete failure of the hinge itself by either snapping of degrading. No matter the reason, the great news is that all UPVC window hinges are replaceable without having to change the entire window. In short, repairing your current window with new hinges is cost effective and helps towards that goal of saving on the heating bills!

5) Check the rubber gasket to your windows and doors

If you at your opening window, also known as the casement, you will see a rubber gasket or seal around the perimeter. Over time, this rubber gasket can perish or become brittle and crack. Without a supple gasket, your window casement will not be able to create a strong seal when closed, allowing that irritating draught to blow in.

In most cases, the gasket can be removed, and new replacement one installed, yet again, adding another string to that heat saving bow!

Want to find out more about how you can make your windows and doors draught free and in tip top condition?

Speak to a member of the team about any window or door repair then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01455 850282 or shoot us and email!
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