BBC recommends stopping gaps to save money

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If you thought that the only way to conserve energy in the home would involve expensive installations such as double glazing or a new heating system, then think again. It turns out there are many simple and cost effective methods of helping to reduce those nasty energy bills. In a great article on the BBC News website yesterday, Tom Heyden listed fourteen cheap and cheerful ways to do just that.

The suggestions range from simple modifications such as placing tinfoil behind radiators to reflect heat back into the room, to common sense approaches such as opening curtains during the day to allow sunlight to warm up rooms. Two of the entries in his list refer to draughts: one about making your own draught excluder to place at the base of your door, and the other explains how 10% of heat loss occurs through uninsulated floors. He suggests filling floorboard gaps with filler, but StopGap offers an easier, quicker, cheaper answer. In fact the cost be zero once you start reaping the rewards of a snug floor with cheaper fuel bills.

Check out the StopGap comparison chart to see how all the different methods of stopping draughty floorboard gaps stack up.

Read the full article on the BBC News website.