A large portion of our homes in the UK are considered 'period or character'. These homes often have a certain charm, attraction, and individuality in comparison with more modern counterparts and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Whilst impossible to reform these often historical and important buildings to 'passive' or modern efficiency standards, there are a number of solutions available to their owners to safeguard against rising energy prices.
Air source heat pumps, replacement boilers, secondary glazing and internal insulation can all combine as positive changes, often without sacrificing any character features or originality. And small changes such as installing temporary chimney balloons, upgrading radiators, plugging keyholes and sealing gaps in doorways or junctions can helps top warm air escaping and aid towards a surprising saving in household running costs.