Insulation can save you money!

Most of the money we spend on energy goes on heating our homes. If your home isn’t insulated properly, you could be wasting a lot of energy and a lot of money.

You can find the right insulation for your home to save money and energy. Plus, using less energy helps the environment too! Insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve the home energy efficiency rating of your property and save money on your energy bills. There are many insulation options available. Each option has its own unique savings and benefits. Insulating your home is often a simple process that will pay for itself time and time again.

There are 4 main ways in which you can insulate your home, there are listed below:

1. Roof and Loft Insulation:

Almost 25% of the heat in an uninsulated home is lost through the roof.  Roof or Loft insulation can help you save up to £175 on energy bills and 1 tonne of CO2 emissions. It is easy to install and effective way to reduce your bills and enjoy more comfortable temperatures in winter and in summer.

Find out more in our Energy Guide

2. Floor Insulation:

Floor insulation works through filling the gaps between the skirting board and the floor. It can reduce the heat loss by up to 10% and save up to £60 on energy bills.

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3. Cavity Wall:

If your house was built after the 1920s, you probably have cavity walls. This means you’ll have a small air gap between the two layers of your property’s external walls. Cavity wall insulation fills that gap, keeping the warmth. The average semi-detached house loses around 35% of total heat through walls . Properly installed cavity wall insulation can save up to 15 % on heating costs. Cavity wall insulation works through filling the cavity between the inner and outer walls with insulating material.

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4. Solid Wall Insulation:

Generally, homes built before 1920 have solid external walls rather than cavity walls. Cavity walls are made of two layers with a small gap or ‘cavity’ between them. Solid walls do not have such gap. Therefore, solid walls loose heat more quickly than cavity walls . This type ofinsulation works by adding insulation to the outer surface of external wall and protecting it. Because solid walls are more difficult to insulate than cavity walls, this type of insulation is more expensive, but can bring maximum savings (up to £350) on energy bills.

Find our more in our Energy Guide