REVEALED: The four cities where house prices will fall the MOST since 2008 crash – San Jose, Austin, Phoenix and San Diego could see valuations plunge 25% as property across rest of US dips, Goldman Sachs warns
Goldman Sachs issued the housing market forecast in a report earlier this month
Projected peak-to-trough declines of 25% percent in several cities
San Jose, Austin, Phoenix and San Diego are expected to be the hardest hit
But Miami is projected to escape the correction, with prices rising slightly
Nationwide, Goldman says prices will fall 6% this year before rising again
You need to find where warm air is escaping from your home and cold air is coming in. Places that may let in draughts include windows, doors, floorboards, chimneys and loft hatches.
Hold a candle near windows, doors and other areas to see if the flame dances around, suggesting a leak. Alternatively, try a thermal leak detector, such as the Black & Decker TLD100. This flashes blue for cold, green for normal and red for warm, so you know where there are air leakages.
2. Draught-proof your doors
For gaps at the bottom of the front and back doors, the most durable choice is a “brush” draught-excluder. You can make your own draught-excluders for internal doors using rolled-up towels, or tights filled with old clothes, or buy cheap or second-hand draught-excluders on sites such as eBay.
You can buy rubber draught seals from DIY stores and fit these around the sides of your external doors. Install metal keyhole-covers, and fit a letterbox brush to keep the heat in your home.