Some people try to take old draughts by turning up the heating, but this only serves to drive up bills.
However, at most basic, draught-proofing is filling the gaps around your home where the heat escaped.
According to Mr Hankinson, you don't necessarily need to hire a contractor to do this.
He explained: "As one of the easiest and cheapest ways to improve the efficiency in your property, draught-proofing is an obvious solution.
"In many cases, you won’t have to shell out for a contractor as this is usually a simple DIY task, plus according to Energy Saving Trust, there’s potential for you to save up to £30 a year alone on blocking any unwanted gaps around your property."
He added: "Ultimately, you’ll use less energy trying to heat your home as warmth has less chance of escaping, which can also lead to lower running costs."
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