Cold to Cosy Homes – Fact Sheets

Attached here are a range of PDF downloadable factsheets about making your home more cosy.

If you want to save electricity (and why wouldn’t you?) it helps to focus on the things that use the most, and so cost you most money.

On average, properties lose 10% of their heat through windows and doors. Installing energy efficient glazing will reduce this heat loss, keep the home warmer and reduce heating bills while also reducing noise from outside.

Nearly half of all the heat lost from some solid-walled houses (those without a wall cavity) escapes through the walls. Insulating these walls keeps the warmth at home for longer and makes homes more comfortable and cheaper to heat.

Nearly half of all the heat lost from some solid-walled houses escapes through the walls. Insulating these walls will slow down the rate of heat loss and keep the warmth inside the home for longer.

Floor insulation is a simple and effective way to keep your home warm and reduce your energy bills.

Cavity wall insulation is a simple and effective way to reduce your heating bills – and have a warmer home.

No one wants to live in a damp home. Damp can cause mould on walls and furniture and cause wooden window frames to rot. It’s also unhealthy.

No-one likes to live in a draughty house. And, apart from the discomfort, it’s a waste of money if the air that you have paid to warm up keeps escaping through gaps in the house and being replaced by cold air from outside.

Decent central heating controls will help you heat your home more efficiently and lead to lower energy bills. It’s well worth learning how to use them all.

Around 18% of all the heat lost from a typical house is through the windows. By reducing window draughts you can cut the heat loss and make your home more comfortable