So Leaky - Don't be Draft

So Leaky - Don't be Draft

There's a whole load of things you can do to save energy whether you live in rented or own your own home and no matter what size your home is. Where to start? We've started this quest with the easiest and most cost effective, so start at the beginning and see how far you get.

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A square badge with some curtains in the center with the words: So Leaky - Don't be Draft

Close curtains at dusk and open them in the morning.

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FAQ

How much money will it save?

It depends on so many factors. The Edinburgh World Heritage Trust found that it was almost as good as double glazing for period houses.

My curtains are really thin should I get some thicker ones?

The older and leakier your house is the better it's going to be to invest in thicker curtains (or lining them). You decide.

Beware of

Losing solar gain

If you forget to open the windows in the morning, especially the south-facing ones, you'll miss out on all of that lovely heat from the sun warming up your house during the day.

How the points breakdown

7
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Pollution and waste
  • Energy
  • Animal rights
  • Human rights
  • Education and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Water
  • Land and community
  • Finance
  • Building
  • Biodiversity

How to get more points and earn coins too...

Check in! You'll get points each time you check in this quest.

Show us! You'll get 5 coins for every photo you add to your profile of you doing this quest.

Tell us about your experience! You'll get 25 coins for writing a blog post about achieving your quest. It's your chance to inspire others.

Inspire us! Have you found a short video that can inspire people to complete this quest? Tell us about it and if it's a good one we'll add it to the toolkit and you'll get 10 coins.

Do it again?

You can do this quest as many times as you like. The more times you repeat this quest, the more badges and points you will get!

Collection

This quest is part of the window-dressing collection.

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