How energy efficient do you think your home is?
Energy efficient homes decrease unnecessary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and demands for non-renewable resources. They provide a more comfortable living space and reduce heating costs over time.
Insulating your roof with an efficient insulation will save you energy and money. It can help you keep the heat or cold in when you need to, the insulation helps keep your home at a moderate room temperature you don’t need to rely on your air conditioners and heaters as you would have had to otherwise. A benefit of having your roof insulated is having an extra layer of protection. Roof insulation will protect your roof from the toll natural elements over years of exposure, replacing your roof or repairing it can be expensive.
Insulating your walls is a common misunderstanding around insulation is that its only useful in warmer months, when actually insulation slows down all heat transfer whether the heat is inside or outside. Also heat moves towards the cold this means in the winter months the heat is stored inside your house and your insulation prevents it from transferring through the walls to the cold outdoors. In the summer the opposite happens, your insulation will prevent the heat from outdoors from entering your home so that your property will remain nice and cool. The benefits are instantly noticeable, and it pays for itself by reducing your heating bills every year. Wall insulation can also reduce the amount of noise that enters your home from outside. Another great benefit of wall insulation it can increase the value of your property in more than one way. External wall installation will enhance the appearance of your property as a new render finish would be applied onto the insulation.
Trickle vents are small openings in a window. The openings allow a little amount of air to pass from one side to another. Allowing you to value the fresh air without having to open your window. They also remove stale air from your property and any unwanted smells caused by cooking etc, they help by keeping your home secure a window open can be an easy point of access by any intruders. Trickle vents give you the opportunity to ventilate your home whilst keeping your windows locked and in the secure position. Also reduces humidity and mould which will reduce any damage to your décor and reduces potential health problems; additionally, wall extraction fans also help with Air quality and reduces humidity and condensation.
Around 15% of heat loss is through the floor, adding underfloor insulation material will also prevent draughts coming through to your house through the floor boards. Studies show feet are more sensitive to the colder temperatures solving this issue and insulating your floors can help improve comfort levels for everyone in your home.