Draught Proofing

 

Householders can improve the energy efficiency of most existing and new homes by weathersealing. Overseas standards and research recognise that the weather proofing or draught sealing of houses is the most effective method of achieving direct energy savings, whilst maintaining healthy indoor air quality. It is estimated that Australian buildings leak 2-4times as much air as Northern American or European buildings, suggesting a tremendous opportunity for energy savings in Australia.

In Australia, households produce around 20 per cent of our total annual greenhouse gas emissions, of which heating and air-conditioning account for around 38 per cent. Draughts can account for up to 25 per cent of heat loss from a home.