FreeInsulation Blog - 24th May 2019
Top six reasons to install home insulation:
Saves money on energy bills
Up to 35% of the heat being produced in your home is lost through un-insulated walls. A loft or other roof space without insulation can also allow up to 25% of the heat to escape. According to the Energy Saving Trust, installing wall and loft/roof insulation can save you up to £480 per year on bills.
Makes your home more comfortable
A well insulated property not only makes your home warmer during the winter months but it is a little known fact that it also helps to keep it cooler during the summer. As well as being more comfortable, the insulation will reduce the need to use cooling appliances such as fans or even air conditioning in summer which therefore helps to cut bills.
Increases the value and saleability your property
More expensive measures such as External Wall Insulation can add many thousands of pounds to the value of your property. Even less costly measures such as Loft or Cavity Wall insulation which only add several hundred pounds in value are still worthwhile. A well insulated property will also have a higher Energy Performance Certificate rating which can make it easier to sell or rent out.
Reduces noise levels
Whilst it is not as effective as acoustic insulation, thermal insulation does help to reduce noise levels inside your home. Insulation is generally not fitted between properties so unfortunately, it will not help if you have noisy neighbours! However, noise from traffic, aircraft, etc. will be noticeably reduced.
Improves the appearance of your property
External Wall Insulation often improves the appearance of a property, especially if it is replacing cracked render or installed over brickwork that is in poor condition. Internal Wall Insulation can also help to improve the internal appearance, depending on the type of finish that already exists.
Helps to tackle climate change
It is well known that burning fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal contributes to climate change and global warming. If a property is poorly insulated, more fossil fuel needs to be burned. Even if the property is heated by electricity, fossil fuels may be burned in the power stations that are producing the electricity. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stated that the world is unlikely to meet it’s carbon emission targets without home insulation.