I tested draught excluders from shops like The Range and Next to help you stay warm – the best one is a real bargain | The Sun

A DRAUGHT excluder is a cheap and effective way of keeping your home warm.

A good one will definitely help to reduce bills by keeping warm air in and cold air out.

They work especially well if you have draughty doorways.

But with so many designs to choose from, which are the most effective?

We asked mum-of-three Lynsey Hope, 41, from West Malling, to try out a selection of best-sellers to see how effective they were.

Lynsey said: "A noticeable amount of cold air blows in under my front door so I was super excited to try these out.

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"I hope they'll help to keep the house warmer and reduce energy bills as we head into winter."

Here's what happened:

Dora Designs Cocker Spaniel Draught Excluder – £38 Hayes Garden World

Lynsey says: "I thought £38 was a lot to pay for a draught excluder but this was very heavy duty.

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"It's well made, looks good and did a great job of stopping the draught which usually blows in.

"My kids think he is great and he has become a real talking point amongst visitors too.

"There are other dog versions available if you prefer!"

  • Efficiency: 10/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Overall Score: 9/10

Evans Lichfield Opulence Draught Excluder – £16 Next

Lynsey says: "A lovely plush, velvety material in attractive deep Burgundy red colour."

"It looked quite lavish and a nice quality for the price tag.

"This fits the door well and kept rooms feeling snug.

"In strong winds, there might still have been a bit of a breeze blowing through.

"The covers are removable for washing. A great option from Next."

  • Efficiency: 7/10
  • Value: 6/10
  • Overall score: 6/10

Scottie Dog Draught Excluder – £20 Funky Chunky Furniture

Lynsey says: "This felt quite light and I wasn't sure how effective it was going to be at keeping out those draughts.

"Actually though, I was pleasantly surprised.

"It’s a quality material that stopped cold air blowing indoors and did a great job of keeping the house feeling warm. Not a bad price either.”

  • Efficiency: 8/10
  • Value: 9/10
  • Overall score: 8/10

Plush Bear Draught Excluder Charcoal – £8.99 The Range

Lynsey says: "A super thick and fluffy home accessory for placing at the bottom of your door, this will stop cold chills blowing in and improve the insulation of your home.

"Its faux fur cover brings a texture to your room and the charcoal colour will work with most homes.

"At less than £9, this is a real bargain from The Range."

  • Efficiency: 10/10
  • Value: 10/10
  • Overall score: 10/10

Fowong Heavy Duty Draft Excluder – £25.99 Amazon UK

Lynsey says: "This is great value for money.

"It's seriously heavy and not only stops cold air blowing in but it's soundproof and stops light and dust getting into a room too.

"It's very weighty, filled with polyester and glass beads, and it has a hanger so you can hang it up to save space when not in use.

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"It's not as pretty or cute as some of the attractive designs you can buy elsewhere, but it did a great job for the price."

  • Efficiency: 10/10
  • Value: 9/10
  • Overall score: 9/10

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