Everyone knows that warm air rises so it’s perhaps not surprising to learn that 25% of energy used to heat your home can be lost through the roof. For this reason, installing a layer of loft insulation between the rafters in your roof is one of the best ways to help reduce your annual energy bills.
One of the best ways to make your home energy efficient
Savings of up to £180 per year*
Softens effect of energy price rises
More comfortable living environment
If everyone in the UK installed 270mm of insulation, we’d save over £500 million a year in energy consumption.
HOW does this process WORKS:
loft traditionally, rolls of itchy fibre glass insulation were laid across loft spaces.
Modern insulation is very different from the traditional, “itchy” style and consists of a “quilt” of environmentally friendly mineral fibres that is laid between and across the joists in your loft. In insulation installers use two layers of material, the first laid between joists and the second across the top at a right angle to the first layer. Not only does this ensure there are no gaps, it also brings the insulation up to the required depth for current building regulation standards.
If left undisturbed your insulation should last indefinitely, meaning you don’t have to go through the hassle of having new insulation installed every few years.
WHY HAVE IT?
Loft insulation is a quick and relatively cheap way for you to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Not only will it lead to a reduction in your energy bills it will also help to prolong the life of your boiler by creating a consistent, more comfortable living environment in your home. Loft Insulation will also improve the energy rating of your home.
HOW MUCH DOES LOFT INSULATION COST?
The cost of Insulation is relatively cheap and, as we’ve already mentioned, insulation is a quick, easy way of saving both money and energy in your home.
In a previously uninsulated loft in a gas heated, semi-detached three bedroom home , installing 270mm of insulation could save up to £180 per year, along with around 730kg of carbon dioxide.*
By topping up insulation from 100mm to 270mm, you could save yourself £25 per year and around 110kg of carbon dioxide.*
There are loft insulation grants and funding schemes available that could allow you to insulate your loft for free.