Insulating your home can save you money on your fuel bills and make your home a warmer, more comfortable place to live. It also helps to keep you cooler during the summer and your home will therefore have a better balance all year around.
Cavity wall insulation
Around a third of all the heat lost in an un-insulated home is lost through the walls. If your home has cavity walls, insulation is a good way to reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home and could save you around £110 a year on your fuel bills. Please contact Joanne Walker on 01773 841332 for further information about the various schemes.
Without proper loft insulation a lot of the energy you use to heat your home will be lost through your roof. The recommended depth for loft insulation is 270mm and this could save you around £145 per year on your energy bills if you don't have any insulation at the moment. Please contact Joanne Walker on 01773 841332 for further information about the various schemes
Solid wall insulation
If your home was built before or around 1920, its external walls are likely to be solid rather than 'cavity walls'. If you have solid walls you can either insulate them with external or internal insulation, saving you around £375 a year on your energy bills. For more information go to Energy Saving Trust.
Insulating beneath floorboards will reduce heating bills and improve the comfort of your home. You could save around £50 a year by insulating your floors. Gaps and cracks around floors and skirting boards are easy to fill yourself using a tube of sealant - reducing heating bills by around a further £20 a year. For more information go to Energy Saving Trust.
Using strips and excluders to draught proof around leaky door and window frames can save around £25 a year on heating bills. If everyone in the UK draught proofed around doors and windows, we'd save nearly £200m per year! For more information go to Energy Saving Trust
Tank and pipe insulation
Both tank and pipe insulation keep your water hotter for longer by reducing the amount of heat that escapes. For more information go to Energy Saving Trust.