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How Much Money Can You Save with Home Insulation

How Much Money Can You Save with Home Insulation

A few weeks ago, we talked about the many advantages of thin multifoil insulation. The purpose of home insulation is thermal comfort, which translates into preventing heat from escaping your home, and also preventing your residence from becoming too hot.

In this article, we’re going to focus on the practical aspects of foil insulation. We claimed that by insulating your home you will be able to save energy, so we will also tell you how much money you can save if you insulate three main areas in your house.

Curious to find out more? Then keep reading.
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Areas where you should use home insulation and how much money you can save every year

1. Loft/Roof

The Energy Saving Trust claims that if you don’t insulate your home, you will lose a quarter of the heat through the roof. During a cold winter, that is definitely a lot of heat loss.

So how much money will you actually save with loft insulation?

If you have a:

  • Detached house -You will save approximately £250 every year.
  • Semi-detached house – You will save approximately £150 every year.
  • Mid-terrace – You can save up to £140 every year.
  • Detached bungalow – You could save up to £200 per year.

 

2. Walls

Did you know that your house actually loses a 1/3rd of the heat through the walls? If your house was built before the ’90s, your walls most likely weren’t insulated.

Chances are that if your house was built after 1990, your walls are already insulated, but you’d better double check that.

Before you go ahead and insulate your walls, you need to find out what type of walls you actually have: Cavity (are the easiest to insulate) or solid walls. By insulating cavity walls, you could save up to £140 in terms of heating costs.

But how much money will you actually save with cavity wall insulation?

If you have a:

  • Detached house – You will save approximately £250 every year.
  • Semi-detached house – You will save approximately £145 every year.
  • Mid-terrace – You can save up to £95 every year.
  • Bungalow -You could save up to £100 per year.
  • Flat – £75 will be your annual savings.

How about the solid wall insulation?

If you have a:

  • Detached house – £460 every year.
  • Semi-detached house – £270 every year.
  • Mid-terrace – £180 every year.
  • Bungalow – £180 per year.
  • Flat – £150.

3. Floor

If you live in a home that is rather old, one that has suspended timber floors, the home insulation can be installed between the joists, which will help with heat retention.

If your home is quite new and if the floor is made out of solid concrete, you’re probably going to need a special kind of insulation.

We strongly recommend you insulate those rooms that are above unheated rooms.

So how much money will solid concrete floor insulation save you?

If you have a:

  • Detached house – £460 every year.
  • Semi-detached house – £270 every year.
  • Mid-terrace – £150 every year.
  • Bungalow – £180 per year.

What about suspended timber floor insulation?

  • Detached house – £110 every year.
  • Semi-detached house – £70 every year.
  • Mid-terrace – £50 every year.
  • Bungalow – £80 per year.

*All of these numbers came from the Energy Saving Trustwhich estimated the savings by taking into consideration homes with uninsulated lofts, and those that use gas for heating. The numbers can also vary depending on how much work is needed.

Home insulation is a definite solution for energy and money saving

If you actually add up all of the numbers for each type of insulation, you will be amazed by how much money you can save by using foil insulation in these three areas of your home.

If you’re interested in finding out more about these products, you can get your free sample here. The pack contains data sheets as well.

For any other questions, feel free to contact us at 01636 639 900.