The cost of not heating your home could result in damp issues

The cost of not heating your home could result in damp issues

The cost of heating your home is going to be crippling for many households this winter. But not heating your home properly can contribute to damp issues and frozen pipes if the weather drops below freezing.

There are many simple, yet effective ways to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills. Draught-proofing and installing energy-efficient windows and doors will help reduce heat loss and save you money.


Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money, in any type of building.

To draught-proof your home, you need to block any space where cold air gets in and allows warm air escape. Saving warm air means you will use less energy to heat your home, so you will save money as well as making your home more comfortable.

Windows & Doors

Making all doors and windows more energy efficient will reduce your energy bills.

Having energy efficient windows will help to reduce your energy bills. Double and triple glazed windows are made of glass panes in a sealed unit. If you cannot afford glazed windows draughts can be significantly reduced by hanging heavy curtains.

Other ways to save energy & reduce home heat loss include:

  • Draught-proofing
  • Windows & doors
  • Roof & loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Solid wall insulation
  • Floor insulation
  • Insulation tanks, pipes & radiators

Controlled ventilation helps reduce condensation and damp, by letting fresh air in when needed. The Energy Saving Trust recommends ventilating rooms and having the heating on to some degree during winter; and keeping your home at a constant temperature will help save energy.