7 Ways Heat Loss in a House Happens — and Costs You Money!

How heat loss in a house happens
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With the winter freeze starting to set in, many of us will be cranking up our heating systems to keep our homes warm. But heat loss in a house can be a particular problem in poorly-insulated homes, and using your central heating system more frequently could result in more expensive energy bills.

Preventing heat loss is essential for a number of reasons. Not only can it reduce your long-term energy costs, but it will make your home more comfortable and healthy for your inhabitants. You may be surprised to discover just how much heat is lost through your home when it isn’t sufficiently insulated. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.