Over half of heat lost in a home is through un-insulated walls. As heat naturally flows to colder areas, in the winter heat will escape from your home much faster. See how you can save energy at work.
Houses built from the 2000’s onwards will normally have insulation installed to keep the warm air in during the winter months and the cool air during summer. Older homes may not have insulation, but you can benefit from having it installed.
Having cavity wall insulation can save you around £180 a year, but how do you know what type of wall you have? Most houses in the UK will either have solid walls or cavity walls.
Cavity walls are made up of two walls together, but with a slight gap in-between them. The outer part is usually made from brick whereas the inner layer is made of concrete blocks. Whereas with a solid wall, there will be no gap and each wall is made of brick or stone.
Keep Warm is offering homes in the UK the chance of free cavity wall insulation if you are eligible. Adding insulation into the cavity will act as a barrier for the heat and keep the energy in your home, providing you with extra comfort. See how cavity wall insulation can benefit your home and find out how the experts can help.
Understanding floor insulation
Insulating under the floorboards on the ground floor can save you up to £60 a year. It is important to note that when insulating your floorboards to allow adequate ventilation otherwise you risk your flooring to rot. It is not advised to insulate upstairs flooring as they are above heated spaces. Find out more.
Another tip is to tight seal gaps between floors and skirting boards to reduce cold draughts. You can seal gaps yourself using sealant bought from your local store. Read more.