Being green and saving money are one and the same in regards to heating. A badly insulated home won’t only cost more to heat, but may also require more energy and therefore, more emissions will be pumped into the atmosphere.
When many people consider insulation their minds commonly turn to the loft. And while loft insulation is critical as heat rises and a poorly insulated loft will result in the warmth from your house disappearing into the ether, and costing you more when you are forced to truly have the radiators on for longer, there are the areas of the property where heat can escape and cold air can seep in.
Many homes have floors made of floorboards. And during new homes, floorboards are snugly laid, leaving little room for draughts to seep through, as homes grow older landhausdielen and the wood becomes older it fits less well – the result being gaps in the floorboards where cold air can waft through, forcing the heat from the room, creating draughts and making the place colder.
As yet, little could be performed apart from expensive replacement of all of the floorboards. Not only is this costly but it can take days of upheaval because the old flooring is removed and new floorboards are slotted into place, but there’s a less complicated and far cheaper alternative – Floorboard draught excluders.
Floorboard draught excluders are now available in several guises but all of them work in the same fashion. By slotting between the gaps of the floorboard the draught excluders and floorboard sealants are nearly invisible and yet provide an entire seal, preventing draughts from getting into the room.
Easy to match by even probably the most hapless DIYer, floorboard draught excluding takes just minutes to insert into the gaps of the flooring – there’s no need to call a designer, or have your house disrupted since it is installed.
And by fitting floorboard draught excluders you will feel the power instantly, with the savings in your heating costs becoming clearly apparent the minute the reduced bills arrive.