The Complete Insulation Guide For Homeowners

November 13, 2020

If you take a look at the Internet, you will see that there are so many companies today that provide loft, cavity, and external wall insulation for consumers to take advantage of. Home insulation presents an exceptional way of ensuring your home is warmer, whilst also giving you the opportunity to save a significant degree of money on your energy bills. You can make massive savings every year and you may even be eligible for free insulation! This depends on where you live and the different governmental or state initiatives that are in place. You never know; you may be the lucky one.

How does home insulation work?

You can think of insulation as wearing a big coat on a winter’s day! It works in the same way. When it comes to cavity wall insulation, the cavity between the two external walls will be filled. This has the effect of ensuring no heat escapes from inside the house. Just like a coat makes sure heat does not escape from your body! Loft insulation is extremely similar, making certain no heat escapes through the roof. If you have insulation and you feel that your home is still cold, it could be a problem with your roof, and you may need to repair your roof instead, so do keep this in mind. After all, insulation is not going to be effective if you have a problem with your roof, to begin with. External wall insulation is for those homes that do not have cavity walls, which is common for pre-1920’s homes. It essentially wraps your building with a protective layer of insulation to ensure heat loss is reduced dramatically. 

Save massive sums of money on your energy bills! 

Loft, cavity, and external wall insulation all ensure you reduce your home’s amount of heat loss significantly. Not only does this help to keep your home warmer, but also it has the knock-on effect of reducing your energy bills. This gives you the opportunity to save a substantial amount of money per year. Therefore, while you may be making an investment, to begin with, you are going to be saving money overall, and it is vital to recognize this.

The Energy Saving Trust states that cavity wall insulation can save a homeowner up to $250 per annum, whilst loft insulation can also save you up to $250 every year. External wall insulation may mean savings of $460! The amount is dependent on the type of house you own, with detached houses evidently reaping the greater amount of savings. Nonetheless, irrespective of whether you have a mid-terrace house or a flat, there are still massive savings to be made. 

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how insulation works and what it means for your property. We hope that this has helped you to recognize that it is an inve4stment worth making for the winter months, especially if your home is cold and you feel like your bills are very high these days.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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