Floors are the contact point between us and our house, so additional body heat is lost as our feet conduct heat to a cold floor. To compensate for cold feet, people will often jack the thermostat up from the seemingly ‘uncomfortable’ room temperature of 20-21°C. Cold floors in an otherwise warm house are a result of insufficient insulation; that means a greater rate of heat loss and higher heating costs (https://www.ecohome.net/).

For more simple energy saving tips come back next week and if you’ve got any comments or similar tips, please drop Kasha an email (kasha@sustainableselkirk.org.uk)