There are certain tasks around the house that just slip your mind. Though the details might be tiny, they are of major importance. Let’s assume you’ve done everything possible to prepare for the winter except draught proofing your home. Now you’ll have to pay a load of money an the end of every month, as the warm just sneaks out of your home. This upgrade will not only help you avoid the problem, but will make your place energy-efficient, as well. If you’d like to block up the unwanted gaps so warmth doesn’t “sneak out”, here are a few ideas of how to locate and deal with the “culprit”.
1. Windows Insolation
Sometimes there’s a possibility for the windows to let cold air in during the winter. In most cases this shouldn’t be a reason to panic or change the casement itself. What you need to do is use metal, brush or plastic weather strips. They will not only help keep the heat where it’s supposed to be, but won’t allow rain water to leak inside and ruin your favourite carpet or wooden floor. If you don’t like the idea about the strips, you can use foam instead.
2. Door Draught Excluders
To create better isolation, don’t forget the doors. One idea is placing a twin draught guard insulation. Bear in mind this might be a temporary solution to the problem. To seal them completely, attach door brushes on the inner bottom of the exterior gateway and weather strips on the interior doors. The only instruments you’d need are a drill and a couple of screws.
3. Block The Chimneys Up
If there are any unused chimneys in your home, you can stop cold air ruining your comfort by chimney balloons. The advantage of this insulation “tool” is it is easy to install by inflation and deflation. It doesn’t hermetically seal your fireplace and you can use it every year.
4. Cracked Walls?
If there are cracks in the walls, your problem just got serious. Regardless of their construction, they will crack either way. The main causes for this unpleasant situation are heaving, lateral pressure or settlement. What you have to identify in order to repair the damage yourself and prevent draughts is their kind, which is respectively horizontal, vertical and angled. This is an important step in the handyman project you’d have to carry out as the ways to handle the problem depend on the type of cracks. To approach the problem you would have to have the cleft filled , plaster the wall and paint it a new by a professional, as the task is complicated.
5. Fan Outlets
Fan outlets are not only noisy, but could be the an easy gateway for the cold air to enter your household. You could rip it off, throw it in the garbage and stuff the hole with plastic bags, if you didn’t care at all. One decision to is plasterboard the same size as hole. Embed it with white sealant. Another clever and better looking alternative would be expanding foam.
6. Don’t Forget The Letterboxes
They might be small compared to the other draught access points, but not insignificant. To manage this setback, attach brush fit flaps for letter boxes as draught excluders.
You might have thought of all these above but have no time due to the busy schedule. Indeed they take time and efforts, as well as skills. If you have none of them, don’t hesitate to call professionals. They offer exquisite service at the best prices possible, so why not trust them to do the work necessary, while you spend your free time with friends and family?