4 Efficient Ways You Can Upgrade Your Home Insulation
The performance of your home insulation has a significant influence on how much money you spend each month to cover your energy bills. If you would like to see those costs go down, you should consider upgrading by adding further insulation in and around your house.
In this article, we are going to give you four ideas that will help you reduce your monthly expenses and make your home more energy-efficient.
1. ROOF INSULATION
In an uninsulated house, as much as a quarter of heat is lost through the roofing system. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a smart investment. It will help you reduce heat loss, which also means lower energy bills.
If your roof is all ready insulated, you may want to consider if the amount of insulation currently installed is sufficient. A new house insulated to current building regulations will have approximately 50% more insulation than a house built to meet regulation requirements 5 years ago.
SuperFOIL products are compatible with all other types of insulation. As they are simple and easy to install you can improve your homes insulation without having to hire a contractor in turn saving you even more money and reducing the payback time.
2. FLOOR INSULATION
Another way heat escapes is through the floor into the ground. To make sure you minimize the amount of heat going to waste via this route, you should consider insulation.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, adding floor insulation saves home owners £60 a year. Moreover, it will also make your house feel comfortable regardless of the weather outside. Your flooring will feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Insulating floors that are above unheated spaces, such as garages, is of particular importance. Keep this in mind there is a high chance a lot of heat lost from your home is due to these types of areas.
3. GREEN HOME INSULATION OPTIONS
Gardening is not just a relaxing activity. It can help you save money on your energy bills. It will also increase the value of your property by providing better home insulation. Not to mention it’s a 100% eco-friendly solution.
Some well-placed bushes and leafy trees can efficiently help with winds. Also, they provide shade and act as a natural shield against sun rays during warmer summer days.
4. USE MULTIFOIL INSULATION
Multifoil insulation has many benefits compared to mineral glass, chemical rigid foam, and polystyrene. When looking to retrofit your home, these benefits are particularly apparent. One such benefits is improved air tightness. Many older homes tend to have lower levels of airtightness than new homes which is a major cause of heat loss especially if you live in a particularly windy area, addressing just this will drastically improve the performance of a poorly sealed home.
Multifoil insulation can be successfully used all over your home. Regardless of position, the high-quality materials maintain their properties and ensure reliable performance.
A NOTE ON GETTING STARTED
If you are not sure what parts of your home stand to benefit the most from insulation, you should conduct a home energy audit. This way, you will get a clear assessment of how much energy you use in each area of your house. You can choose to hire an independent company to carry a private audit, or you can do it yourself.
Adding insulation is an investment that will pay for itself many times over.
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