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One way to find out where your home leaks heat and stay warm

Posted by NicoleYouGen on 28 March 2013 at 9:17 am

Heat loss is one of the main causes of higher than necessary energy bills in the UK. In a survey NASA did of its buildings, 50% of heat loss was attributed to 5% of the surface area, what they referred to as like a prick in a balloon - all of the heat will eventually leave from even the smallest gap in insulation. 

When it comes to heat loss, knowledge is power. If you can see where heat is leaving, you can address the leak. Unfortunately, this is just the trouble with heat – we can’t see it. One way to make the leaks visible is to use a thermal leak detector. The video below illustrates how a it can help you spot leaks and save money on heating bills.  

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A Black and Decker thermal leak detector* is just one of the energy saving devices you can win in our energy saving photo competition. Also included in the prize are: an eco-pulse showerhead*, a radiator booster*, an Ecoflap, and a pack of 6 radiator reflectors*.  But hurry, the competition ends on 8 April! Click here to enter on Facebook. Click here to find out more about the competition.

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More information about stopping heat loss from YouGen

Doors and Windows


Ventilation and Draughts

Heat your home with passive solar energy


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