Christmas 101 – Keep The Heat In

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. This month we’re looking at savings over the Christmas period and today we’re talking about keeping the heat in. 

Back in August we were actually talking about keeping your office or house nice and cool when talking about weather strips and sealant. Well we’re back to the same subject because of all of those cold drafts. Most of us have some form of double or triple glazing. But if you run your hand around the opening section of the window there will be many which are letting in drafts. And this is all because the closing arms have become stiff and aren’t closing properly. Sometimes it can be fixed by a spray of oil on the closing mechanism, or you may need to get a tradesman to replace the arms. 

Another area for inspection may be your front door – make sure you have draught excluders fitted on the bottom edge, and a letterbox draught excluder with bristles. So many letters come through the opening and jam open the flap. A simple solution is to make sure someone collects the post soon after it arrives. Otherwise you end up with a cold hallway which cools down your office. Or it might even be a member of your office or house, who doesn’t know how to close the door. Use team dynamics and get everyone to “suggest” the culprit needs to close the door every time they walk through it. Sooner or later they will learn.

There are so many areas around your office or home to let in the cold damp air. So take time to go for a walk around inside while it’s windy outside. Find those draughts and find some way of sealing up the gaps.

That’s all for today.

I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. Come and find out how to #SaveEnergySaveMoney at

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