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Home Insulation

Installing insulation is a straightforward measure and is one of the most cost-effective ways of keeping warmth in your home. It takes less fuel to keep a well insulated home warm so by fully insulating your home you could save £100 or more on you annual heating bills.

 

Cavity Wall InsulationCavity Wall Insulation

If your home was built after 1920, it is likely that its external walls are made of two layers with a gap or cavity between them, which can be filled with an insulation material, keeping the warmth in to save energy which could save you up to 25% on your fuel bills. The installation is simple, a professional installer injects the insulating material into the external wall by drilling a series of small holes. 

 

loft insulationLoft Insulation

Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home a quarter of your heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and lower your heating bills, and can easily be installed DIY. Even if you already have some loft insulation, the current Building Regulation standards are now 250mm/10 inches depth, so may benefit from being topped up.

 

More information on insulation is available on the Energy Saving Trust website.

 

Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation

You may wish to install insulation using the Green Deal. The scheme helps householders make energy-saving home improvements by enabling them to pay for some or all of the cost of energy-saving improvements, like insulation or a replacement boiler, over time through savings on their energy bills. Repayments will be no more than what a typical household should save in energy costs.  If you are in receipt of certain income-related benefits and own or privately rent your home, you might be able to get help for energy-saving improvements such as insulation and a new boiler through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).

 

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