There are 2 sources of fresh air entering your home, draughts and ventilation, the latter helps reduce condensation and damp, but the former if left uncontrolled can let in too much cold air and waste heat.
Draught proofing shouldn’t be much of a problem if you can handle simple DIY jobs. Most products should be available from good DIY shops.
However, some homes, especially older buildings with single glazing, will be more difficult to draught proof than others so you may need to ask for the help of a professional. More advice is available from the Energy Saving Trust.
The data we use to work out energy and water costs come from a range of reliable international sources to give an average figure. Figures are rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.
* Total amounts potentially saved do not include lighting in individual rooms, or use of secondary heating.
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