Home improvement enthusiasts hoping to do their bit for the environment have been given some help by Sarah Lonsdale on what DIY projects to carry out to keep the home eco-friendly.
Writing in the Telegraph, she stated that homeowners could save themselves a lot of money on heating bills by installing a letter box insulator, as 20 to 25 per cent of heat could potentially be lost through a draughty letter box.
In addition, she suggested some old-fashioned loft insulation, which could reduce energy costs by more than £200 a year and also reduce heat loss.
Using a draught excluder is a good idea, Ms Lonsdale added, especially for those leaky front and back doors.
Furthermore, a wood-burning stove could be a great addition to a home due to its efficiency and consequent capacity to help homeowners cut down on their use of gas and electricity.
Home improvement and fellow Telegraph writer Jeff Howell recently suggested improving a home’s energy efficiency by insulating below suspended timber floors and fitting secondary window glazing.
Posted by Thomas Morris