Homeowners have been warned that poorly fitted or old, inefficient glazing can result in heat loss and higher energy bills.
A climate change columnist suggests that homeowners should aim to battle climate change by stopping their properties from pouring out heat – and one of the ways to do this is to improve its insulation.
Writing in the Guardian, Chris Goodall, author of Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, says: “Getting to grips with the loss of heat through windows and from draughts is a good idea.”
With energy bills increasing significantly last year, homeowners with poor insulation may be paying even more to heat their homes. Therefore, as Mr Goodall adds, “cutting our domestic heating bills is a good way to reduce our carbon footprints”.
By being more energy efficient, the average household in the UK could save around £300 per year, according to the Energy Savings Trust.