Does draught proofing actually work?

Will sealing up small gaps and cracks actually make a noticeable difference to your home? David Gordon from Brunswick recently had his home draught-proofed. He shared his experience and results with us.

Living in a hundred year old home, David Gordon and his partner were keen to improve the thermal comfort of their home as well as keeping heating and cooling costs down. With this in mind, David decided to investigate draught proofing and requested a draught proofing and insulation audit from Positive Charge’s draught proofing supplier.

The audit identified many areas for improvement. The insulation was deemed to be sufficient, so rather than topping it up, draught proofing offered more immediate results for a smaller outlay.

David decided to employ the supplier to install the draught proofing, as he thought the cost was fair and this was the most convenient way to implement the recommendations.

“We did the DIY draught proofing on a lot of the doors and windows before but that doesn’t last – after a year it condenses down or peels off.”

The supplier installed draught proofing around the front door, the window above the front door, all sash windows in the three bedrooms, the door separating an extension from the original part of the home, a toilet, and the original wall vents in rooms on external walls.

David and his partner have noticed that the home is much warmer in winter and cooler in summer. The house used to feel quite breezy, which is no longer the case. They’ve even noticed that the house is now quieter at night.

“Another unexpected benefit is that the windows no longer rattle in storms,”

David was so happy with the result that he has already recommended it to other people, including his Mum!

“I’m thrilled we got it done. The installer gave great tips to ensure the works were safe – such as not sealing a room with a gas heater. They also made it look great. We were concerned they would block the ornamental vents but instead they filled them with transparent filler to retain the look, which was important to us.”

Make your home cosy today with a draught proofing assessment

Did you know our recommended supplier can conduct a draught proofing assessment in your home for just $225?

Valued at $300, we’ve negotiated an exclusive 25% discount for you.

You’ll get:
  • A full report identifying exactly where cold air is seeping in.
  • Recommendations of the specific products you should be using to seal your home
  • Instructions for the gaps you can seal yourself 
  • A quote for the supplier sealing your home on your behalf.

They’ll also check your ceiling and underfloor insulation for FREE!

And better yet – if you proceed with one service (draught-proofing or insulation), you’ll get a 50% rebate of the assessment fee and if you proceed with both draught-proofing and insulation, you’ll get the whole fee refunded!

* Homes in outer metro Melbourne suburbs or outside the Melbourne Metro may require a travel fee

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