Next month sees summer turn into autumn, it’s that time of year when the majority of us reach for the heating controls. Now’s a great time to look at your home’s insulation to see what improvements can be made.
Some common areas for improvement include:
- insulation, such as solid wall, cavity wall or loft insulation
- heating system
- double glazing
Many homes are so draughty and badly insulated that you waste a small fortune trying to keep them warm. Although improving your heating system can help, you may still end up chilly when the weather is bad. By investing in better insulation to your loft and walls, and making other improvements such as double glazing, you can save a lot of money as well as having a warmer, more comfortable home. This is particularly important for older properties which often lack proper insulation and may have solid walls – which really leak heat. It’s also important if you plan to invest in renewable heating because many of these technologies only produce heat at relatively low temperature and won’t run efficiently unless your insulation is good.
Insulation was one of the options included in the government’s Green Deal scheme, which provides a way to fund energy efficiency improvements at minimal upfront cost. For more information on the Green Deal Scheme visit their website
Source: Oil Save