Why insulate your home?

If you want to reduce your carbon emissions and keep your energy bills low, installing insulation or draught-proofing will reduce heat loss.

There are many simple yet effective ways to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills.

Even little fixes around the home can mount up to significant savings in your energy bills. For example, fitting your hot water cylinder with an insulating jacket will save you £20 a year in heating costs and 110kg of carbon dioxide emissions.

Whether you are looking for quick wins around your home or a professional to install insulation, the suggestions below will help maintain a constant temperature in your home.

Solid wall Insulation

Advice on insulating your solid walls - Energy Saving Trust

Insulating your solid walls could cut your heating costs considerably, and make your home more comfortable.

If your home was built before the 1920s, its external walls are probably solid walls rather than cavity walls.

  • Solid walls have no gap, so they can’t be filled with cavity wall insulation.
  • Cavity walls are made of two layers with a small gap or ‘cavity’ between them.

Solid walls can be insulated though – either from the inside or the outside. This will cost more than insulating a standard cavity wall, but the savings on your heating bills will be bigger too.

Roof and Loft

Roof and loft insulation guide - Energy Saving Trust

A quarter of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is an effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.
Installed correctly, loft insulation should pay for itself many times over in its 40-year lifetime.

Underfloor Insulation

We recommend reading the Energy Savings Trust web page on insulating your floor.

Savings can be around £40 per year and you gain a more comfortable room. Insulating your ground floor is a great way to keep your property warm. Generally speaking, you only need to insulate the ground floor. If you’re on an upper floor, you don’t usually need to insulate your floor space. However, you should consider insulating any floors that are above unheated spaces such as garages, as you could be losing a lot of heat through those.

The Ezy Fit underfloor insulation system is designed for suspended timber floors. That is the type with wooden flooring with a void under it. The void can be small or could be as large as a cellar but one way of checking is by making sure there are air vents on the outside walls of the floor you wish to insulate.

We always recommend gaining professional advice before continuing with any insulation work to your home to ensure compliance with building regulations.