Cold to Cosy Homes Draughtproofing

Sealing your home and preventing unwanted draughts helps to save on your heating bills and get a warmer, more comfortable home.

Local charity Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) are offering free draught proofing to homes in the Eden area, through their Cold to Cosy Homes project.

Get a warmer, more comfortable home AND cheaper heating bills by draught-proofing your home.

*This service is available to tenants and home owners in Eden free of charge if you meet one of these criteria:

      • Over 60 year old and on a low income.
      • Under 60 and in receipt of a means tested benefit.
      • A member of the household has a disability or long term health issue.

 

One of our experienced team will visit your home to assess it for draughts and give you advice on ways to save energy. A professional fitter will then visit your home at a pre-arranged date and time to install the specified draught-proofing products, which might include seals, brushes and draught strips for doors and windows, draught free letter box covers, keyhole covers, chimney balloons and other gadgets.

The draught proofing has been very popular with customers so far, one told us:

“I’m really pleased with the draught proofing, the installer was very thorough and didn’t leave any trace or mess. Already I can feel the difference around my ankles now the door has been draught proofed!”


 

To arrange free draught proofing or for more information please call 01768861463  or write to: Cold to Cosy Homes Draught Proofing, Eden Housing Association, Blain House, Bridge Lane, Penrith , CA11 8QU

The service is run by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) in partnership with Eden Housing Association, and is funded by the BIG Lottery’s Communities Living Sustainably project.

FAQs

What are you offering?

A free service to qualifying households to supply and install draught proofing products free of charge. Service includes a draught proofing assessment of your home by one of the experienced team who can also provide advice on a variety of ways to save energy.

Who can get free Cold to Cosy homes Draught Proofing?

Residents of Eden District, homeowners or tenants.  Free if you meet one of these criteria:

  • Over 60 year old and on a low income.
  • Under 60 and in receipt of a means tested benefit.
  • A member of the household has a disability or long term health issue.

Who is funding this?

The BIG Lottery’s Communities Living Sustainably

What happens next?

To apply for free draught proofing phone call 01768 861463 – or write to Cold to Cosy Homes Draught Proofing, Blain House, Bridge Lane, Penrith , CA11 8QU

We will then contact you to arrange a convenient time to visit and assess your home for draughts. Draught proofing installation will take place at a later appointment.

Who will be visiting my home?

When booking the appointments with you we will advise you of the name and company of the person who will visit.

For the draught proofing assessment visit an experienced member of the Eden Housing Association team will visit, or a experienced member of the CAfS team.

The installation will be by a professional installer, trained and approved to install Cold to Cosy Homes Draught Proofing.

Can I the free have the draught proofing kit and fit it myself?

The service is only to fully install the draught proofing improvements. We sell draught proofing products on our website, or by calling us on 01768 21027601768 210276.

I am concerned that my home needs ventilation, will draught proofing cause dampness?

The assessment at your home will only specify draught proofing in the correct places for your home. Following draught proofing you may have to open windows more often and use any extractor fans you have to properly control ventilation and allow moisture to escape. This is especially important in kitchens, bathrooms and any rooms you dry washing. We will explain this at your draught proofing assessment visit.