"If you are going to do a job, do it well, so you are proud to put your name on it"... George E. Wilson
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Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy - and money - in any type of building. Both draughts and ventilation let fresh air into your home, but good ventilation helps reduce condensation and dampness. Draughts are uncontrolled: they let in too much cold air and waste too much heat. To draught-proof your home you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out. Saving warm air means you'll use less energy to heat your home, so you'll save money as well as making your home snug and pleasant. Draught-proofing around windows and doors will result in savings on your energy bill each year. Draught-free homes are comfortable at lower temperatures - so you'll be able to turn down your thermostat. This could save you another 10 per cent off your heating bill. Draughts happen where there are unwanted gaps in the construction of your home, and where openings are left uncovered. You’ll find draughts at any accidental gap in your home that leads outside, such as: Windows doors - including keyholes and letterboxes loft hatches electrical fittings on walls and ceilings suspended floorboards pipework leading outside ceiling-to-wall joints You should block most of these - but be careful in areas that need good ventilation, such as: areas where there are open fires or open flues rooms where a lot of moisture is produced, such as the kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms If you're happy carrying out simple DIY tasks, draught-proofing will be no problem. However, some homes, especially older homes with single glazing, will be more difficult to draught-proof. Professional draught-proofing is likely to save more energy because the installer will know exactly the right materials to use and where to use them
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A. Wilson Home Inspection Company, Inc. 678-726-7271 {Copyright (C) 2012 A. Wilson Home Inspection Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved}
Your Monthly Maintenance Minute
Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy - and money - in any type of building.  Both draughts and ventilation let fresh air into your home, but good ventilation helps reduce condensation and dampness. Draughts are uncontrolled: they let in too much cold air and waste too much heat.  To draught-proof your home you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out. Saving warm air means you'll use less energy to heat your home, so you'll save money as well as making your home snug and pleasant.  Draught-proofing around windows and doors will result in savings on your energy bill each year. Draught-free homes are comfortable at lower temperatures - so you'll be able to turn down your thermostat. This could save you another 10 per cent off your heating bill.  Draughts happen where there are unwanted gaps in the construction of your home, and where openings are left uncovered. You’ll find draughts at any accidental gap in your home that leads outside, such as: •	Windows •	doors - including keyholes and letterboxes •	loft hatches •	electrical fittings on walls and ceilings •	suspended floorboards •	pipework leading outside •	ceiling-to-wall joints  You should block most of these - but be careful in areas that need good ventilation, such as: •	areas where there are open fires or open flues •	rooms where a lot of moisture is produced, such as the kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms  If you're happy carrying out simple DIY tasks, draught-proofing will be no problem. However, some homes, especially older homes with single glazing, will be more difficult to draught-proof. Professional draught-proofing is likely to save more energy because the installer will know exactly the right materials to use and where to use them
A. Wilson Home Inspection Company, Inc.           Knowledge - Trust - Integrity
"If you are going to do a job, do it well, so you are proud to put your name on it"... George E. Wilson
Contact us:   678-726-7271
Click here to schedule your A.Wilson Inspection …  Schedule Inspection
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