Draughtproofing your home is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to keep yourself warm and save money at a time when energy bills are soaring. It’s a priority now more than ever.
Draughts are generally out of our control. They let in cold air and waste the heat you’re paying for.
So why is it that so many of us still welcome the cold air into our homes willingly through our front door? Not to mention the heat that escapes every time we open the door to yet another delivery.
We say no more! Take control of your front door. Here are our 7 ways that draughtproofing combined with a parcel box can keep your home warm and save you money this winter.
1. A big draughty hole in your front door? No thank you.
Let’s address the obvious elephant in the room first. A letterbox is a hole in your front door designed to be easily pushed open by something as light as a piece of paper. It’s no match for a breeze, let alone winter’s coldest gusts.
If you’re serious about keeping your home warm then this has got to go. DIY letterbox blanking plates are easy to retrofit and eliminate all draughts. They’re available in a range of finishes, meaning you can find one to complement your front door.
Combining these cheap and easy-to-fit draughtproofing solutions with a parcel box by your front door is an easy way to eliminate the biggest draught of all. This is an investment that will pay for itself.
2. Were you born in a barn?
As a nation, we love to shop online. It saves us money and gives us access to an untold number of products. But every delivery comes at a cost to our home. Opening the door!
Without thinking we can easily open the door multiple times a day to the postie and let all of the heat out of our homes.
Not only does a parcel box mean you can collect all of your parcels once a day and keep your home warm, but you’ll also never miss a delivery again.
It’s time to take back control of deliveries in your home and keep that door closed!
3. Not another missed delivery note!
This one has savings way beyond draught exclusion.
In an all too familiar scene, you’ve missed two parcels. One has gone next door and the other back to the depot. You pop down the depot but it’s already closed. You pop next door to collect your parcel but they’re out.
Fast forward to that night, your neighbours decide to drop your parcel off just as the frost is starting to set on the ground. Then you have to go out again in the morning to collect your other parcel.
You get home and of course, you’ve got another missed delivery note.
How many times did you open the door and let all of the heat out of your home? Let’s not even talk about the fuel used to collect the other parcel.
Parcel boxes eliminate all of this frustration. You can simply collect them on the way to your house.
4. Draughtproofing means you can spend less on energy
We’re all too familiar with the increase in all energy bills right now.
What we do know is that a heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep a home warm and therefore uses less energy, resulting in lower energy bills.
Your heating system won’t have to work as hard or be on for as long to get your home up to a comfortable temperature, and it’ll use less energy to keep it there.
It’s that simple. Keep your doors shut, the cold out and collect your parcels together and when it suits you. Let your heating system work at its best.
5. Flaps and brushes - don’t insult us!
We’re not even going to dignify this one with a response. Save brushes for sweeping.
6. It’s better for the planet!
Reducing the energy you use saves you money, but is also good for the planet. Just another reason investing in a parcel box and draughtproofing your front door is a must.
7. It could increase the value of your property
One of the best things we’ve heard from developers and homeowners looking to move is how draughtproofing their home has actually increased its value. Buyers want properties that are efficient and cheap to run. Team this with a beautiful parcel box by your front door and you’ll have a sale in no time.
Ready to really draughtproof?
We say it’s time to ditch the letterbox! Stop opening the front door and keep your house warm this winter. It’ll cost you enough to heat it after all.
Investing in a parcel box is going to pay for itself this winter. Ready to ditch the draught and never miss another delivery again?
Check out our guide to picking the right parcel box now.