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Draught Proofing Sash Windows

Draughts in your home can be caused by unwanted gaps in your structure which lead to the outdoors. For example windows, doors with letter boxes or keyholes, loft hatches and many more accidental gaps can cause you to experience a draught within your home. However not all gusts of cold air are bad; in rooms where condensation can build and ventilation is needed due to electrical facilities, a draught can help to reduce the build up of condensation.

Draughts are most commonly known and found in properties which have sash windows. By draught proofing sash windows, less heat escapes and little to no cold air comes in. This reduces heating bills and creates a more energy efficient home or building. One way to draught proof your sash windows is by using weatherstripping or timber/plastic beading. In keeping with the style of sash window properties the heritage timber beads are recommended. These can be found on our weatherstripping sash windows page.

How much can you save?

By carrying out a full draught proofing on your home you could save on average £55 per year according to the Energy Saving Trust. By doing so you will benefit from not losing hot air from your home meaning you can turn down your thermostat or reduce your heating temperature. Thus saving you another £65 per year. Imagine the effects on properties with sash windows as they experience bigger loses of heating, could they save even more?

The Energy Saving Trust also suggests that if every household in the UK was to carry out this procedure on their home, every year the UK would save £180 million which would be enough to heat nearly 930,000 homes.

So not only does it improve the energy efficiency within your own home but it reduces the consumption of the UK in general.

For hints and tips on draught proofing your windows, sash or not, contact us at Mighton Products today!