Insulating your loft is one of the most effective methods of saving energy in your home. As heat rises, homes without proper insulation will lose roughly 25% of heat through roof, because they are unable to retain heat effectively. In turn, this means that more heat needs to be generated in order to maintain warmth in your house. Having your loft insulated is a fantastic investment for your home, some homes are heated by electricity.
When your loft is insulated, the floor is completely covered using high performance insulation. This causes the heat that is rising to be retained in the home, because it is unable to rise into the loft and be lost through the roof. With a vast selection of insulating materials available, we will be happy to offer advise on a material that is suitable for your home.
With funding available from government incentives such as the “ECO Funding scheme”, many homeowners are taking advantage of insulating their home, often completely free of charge.
To find out more about current funding options, click here (*link to eco funding page.)
According to the Energy Saving Trust, you could save:
Loft insulation (0 to 270mm)
Semi detached house
Mid terrace house
Fuel bill savings (£/year)
Carbon dioxide savings (kgCO2/year)
If access is easy and your loft joists are regular, you can use rolls of mineral wool insulation. The first layer is laid between the joists – the horizontal beams that make up the floor of the loft – then another layer is laid at right angles to cover the joists and make the insulation up to the required depth. This can be done by someone competent in DIY or a professional installer.
To find out more, you can list http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/roof-and-loft or contact us for your free no obligation survey.
††Estimated figures based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) in a gas-heated detached home from an older boiler without controls. Savings will vary depending on the size and thermal performance of your home. Correct as at May 2015. Source: Energy Saving Trust.