Keeping warm at home
How can I reduce heat loss at home?
There are many ways you can reduce heat loss at home to help you to stay warm and keep your heating and energy bills down.
- Insulation - 60% of heat that is lost from a home is through the walls and the roof. There are many types of insulation that can be added from loft insulation, cavity wall or solid wall insulation. Grants are available to some households.
- Curtains over windows - using heavy or lined curtains helps keep heat in the room, you should draw your curtains at dusk when the temperature outside starts to drop.
- Draft excluders - place excluders on the bottom of doors to stop draughts.