Why Now Is The Time To Be Checking Your Insulation

We are all in the same position. Staying at home, binge-watching television series that we aren’t even that interested in simply to pass the time until we can go outside again.

Maybe you have started to think about how you could improve your home, or save some money on your bills or a combination of both.  Well, the perfect answer for you is to look no further than your insulation.

Insulation is often overlooked. After all, it’s not something that we see regularly. If we saw those sad, drooping sheets of fibres, hanging onto your roof joists for dear life on a daily basis, we would do something about it. It is easy to ignore that which is not seen.

By installing efficient insulation, you will see a decrease in your energy bills, as well as making your home feel comfortable whatever the season. Why wouldn’t you want that?

Convinced yet? Let’s take a look at why NOW is the perfect time for installing that new insulation!

Well, there are a few reasons…

  • Energy bills increasing
  • Preparing your home
  • More time

Have your winter bills increased?

You may have noticed that during the last 6 months, you’ve found yourself upping the temperature of your thermostat more regularly than usual, or that your home just felt like it wasn’t keeping the heat in.  You’ve then started the New Year with a lovely, big, energy bill landing on your doorstep. You are sure it wasn’t this difficult to keep your home warm last year – so what has changed?

Many people don’t realise that many types of insulation degrade over the years causing your home to start losing heat without your even realising it.

Has the roof had a leak? – take some of that efficiency away. Rodents or insects in your attic space? Take some more of that thermal performance.

With these factors and many more being able to impact the efficiency of your insulation – it is easy to see why we can lose as much as 25% of our heat through our roof alone.

Is your home summer ready?

As a country, the majority of the population do not cope well when the temperatures start to rise during the summer months. Cries of “it’s too hot!” echoing around the cities, and shops sold out of fans and any container big enough to be considered a paddling pool.

It’s easy to think that our energy bills decrease in the summer due to not having to use the heating, which is true. However, we don’t think about the extra energy we are using simply trying to keep our homes from becoming our own, personal sauna.

“Ok, but what has this got to do with insulation?” I hear you ask… Well, are you ready to be shocked?

Insulation isn’t only for the winter!

The great thing about insulation is the way it works. The general scientific principle is that it slows the passage of heat, so helps to slow down that unwanted heat passing into your home.  However, multifoil insulations take this one step further by actually reflecting the heat away from your home, stopping it entering in the first place.

So, by installing multifoil insulation you are preparing your home for the summer months as well as the winter. Meaning your house will be a more comfortable temperature on those hot, stuffy, summer days, as well as nice and cosy during the winter.  

Longer, warmer days

It’s fair to say that the majority of people love spring. The days start to stretch out before us into the later evening hours, the sun shines down, giving everyone a warming glow. We see (hopefully) less rain.  With these longer, warmer days, it is the perfect time to be working on those projects you said you would get done this year. Spring allows you the opportunity to use those outside spaces for storing, cutting or measuring without worrying about how much time you have until it gets dark, or how long you have until it tips it down with rain again.

If you combine that with the current situation we find ourselves in, you can see why now really is the perfect time to be changing that old, candy floss insulation you currently have installed in your attic, or anywhere else for that matter.  Instead of thinking of all the things you can’t do during this lockdown, let’s look at one of the things you CAN do – installing insulation!

So, for those who have skim read, or scrolled straight to the bottom of this post to get to the point – let’s sum it up.

  • Insulation loses efficiency over time which will cost you money in your energy bills
  • Insulation will help your home during the summer and save you money
  • We currently have lots of time to be renewing or installing insulation in our homes

And that’s about it folks…

If you are interested in finding out more about insulating your home, we are here to help. From U-Value solutions, installation advice and tips or quotes, we can do it all.

Contact us today to find out what we can do for you and your home.