Around Your home

Reduce heat loss in your home

The picture below illustrates some of the main causes of heat loss in a typical house and provides some suggestions on how this can be reduced.


Through the roof - install loft insulation

Through windows - fit double glazing

Through gaps around doors - fit draft excluders

Heat loss from a typical home

Through walls - use cavity wall insulation

Through the floor - fit carpet with underlay



Reduce energy usage in your home

Within your home try to:

  • When replacing appliances, try to buy appliances which use less power and have a good energy rating
  • Turn things off when not in use