Cold to Cosy Homes – Fact Sheets
Attached here are a range of PDF downloadable factsheets about making your home more cosy.
- What uses watt? How much electricity as I using? CAFS_what_uses_watt
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.
- Energy Efficient Glazing – Keep the heat in and the noise out CAFS_advice_leaflet_energy_efficient_glazing
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.
- External; solid wall insulation – Adding a thermal layer to the outside walls CAFS_advice_leaflet_external_solid_wall_insulation
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.
- Internal solid wall insulation – Adding a thermal layer to the inside walls CAFS_advice_leaflet_internal_solid_wall_insulation
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.
- Underfloor insulation – Reduce heat loss from the ground up CAFS_advice_leaflet_underfloor_insulation
Floor insulation is a simple and effective way to keep your home warm and reduce your energy bills.
- Insulate your cavity walls and keep the heat at home CAFS_cavity_wall_insulation
Cavity wall insulation is a simple and effective way to reduce your heating bills – and have a warmer home.
- Damp, condensation and mould – tackling the problem CAFS_damp_and_mould
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.
- Keeping the cold air out – Simple DIY draught-proofing CAFS_draught_proofing
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.
- Central heating controls – Making the most of your heating system CAFS_heating_controls
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.
- Secondary Glazing – Low cost alternative to double glazing CAFS_secondary_glazing
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