Home-and-Family For those living in places where wintry weather is experienced, draughts are probably a fairly common occurrence. Draughts of cold air can infiltrate a home via tiny gaps between the edges of its doors and windows. To combat them a wide range of draught exclusion products are available which when installed properly can virtually seal a home completely from the elements outside. For those in especially cold climates this is good news. With the current financial and economic crisis that we are experiencing, it may not seem like the ideal time to be spending on such things, especially with rising energy prices pinching our pockets, but some investment in energy efficiency can save money in the long run. One simple and effective way to become more energy efficient is to use draught excluders to prevent cold air blowing inside the home. A wide range of excluders are available in the shops and these are probably the most efficient. You can however choose make your own for a fraction of the cost. No fancy equipment is required. The items you need to make your own draught excluder are as follows: some scissors, a needle and thread, material for the outside, a stocking and something to stuff the stocking with. Here are the simple steps you need to follow in order to build your home made draught excluder. Using a measuring tape, calculate how long the draught excluder needs to be. As you ideally want a nice tight fit it will help to increase the original measurement by a few inches. Next, iron the material to be used for the outside and then fold it in half. It should look a bit like a pillow case at this point. Take your needle and thread and sew up the longest side, leaving each end free for stuffing. Take the stocking, cutting in the middle and then stuff it generously, tying a firm knot to seal it. Finally take the sewed material, turn it inside out and stuff the stocking inside. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: