Do you need Underfloor Insulation for your home?
Insulating your floor means adding a material (Earth wool) underneath the floorboards which is supported by netting between the joists, this reduces heat escaping from the floor into the ground. The more heat loss from the house makes the house colder. Insulating your ground floor is a great way to keep your property warm.
Around 15% of heat loss is via the floor, as well as the doors, windows, walls and roof. Adding Underfloor Insulation material will also prevent draughts coming through to your house through the floorboards. Research shows that feet are more sensitive to colder temperatures so addressing this issue and insulating your floors can help improve comfort levels for all people in your home.
Not having insulation under your floors can also increase energy bills. Insulation allows you to spend less on energy bills which are needed to keep a warm home. This could save your household around £70 a year in a detached house and around £40 a year in an average sized property, resulting in reducing your energy bills by around 16% a year.
A home with uninsulated suspended floors is more likely to cause damp, the space under neath the floors are designed to be well ventilated to avoid the build-up of damp. In the long term this will cause the property more issues and end up costing you more money overall, therefore insulating your floors is a must have.
Underfloor Insulation helps your property all year round not just in winter but also in summer it can help your house stay cool. Insulating under the floors does not trap heat in the property, it is a measure which reduces heat loss within the property. This ensures more controlled airflow throughout the property. A more controlled airflow means that cold air does not get into the property in winter and prevents warm in getting in during summer months. This is a great measure in controlling temperatures within the home and it keeps warm air warmer and cold air cool. Well Insulated floors will mean your house will heat up quicker and loose heat slower, benefiting your home overall.