Keep the draughts out - Adding draught excluders to windows and doors can be a cheap and effective way of staying warm in winter.
Don’t forget the nooks and crannies - Old single glazing and unused chimneys are obvious sources of cold air, but don’t forget about the less obvious areas like keyholes and gaps around external pipe-work, loft hatches and ceiling to wall joints.
Make your own double glazing - If you’re living in a rented property with old single glazing or you can’t afford to upgrade, you can use plastic sheeting kits to create a cost-effective compromise. Stick them over the window and shrink with a hair dryer to give a crease-free finish.
If you can, insulate! - There are loads of options to add more insulation to your home. Loft insulation, internal wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, double glazing – chances are there’s an option to suit your budget and you could even claim back some of the cost from the government