What 5 areas in your home you need to insulate this winter.

07 September 2022

What 5 areas in your home you need to insulate this winter.

Are you wanting to avoid the rising heating/gas costs this Winter? Unsure of whereabouts in your home needs insulated? Then this is for you! We’ll break down the 5 areas in your home that you need insulated for winter (not to mention save a few £100!)

  1. Attic Insulation
Having an attic which isn’t insulated will lead to many things; heat escaping through the roof, cold outside air will flow in as well as water vapour seeping in and eroding your walls. Therefore, you should prioritise insulating your attic, especially its floor. Attic insulation keeps homes warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. Typically, attic insulation installers will use loose-fill or batt insulation in this area of your home. So it’s certainly the main spot to insulate this winter.

  1. Cavity Wall Insulation
Wall insulation mostly helps with comfort. Air can escape through your walls, especially if you don’t insulate your attic (hint hint). Thus, to prevent drafts, we suggest insulating interior and exterior walls to create an effective barrier between the inside and outside of your living space. An additional perk to cavity wall insulation is that it provides privacy; like insulated floors, insulated walls will dampen sounds. 

  1. Floor Insulation
If floors in the unheated areas of the home, such as your garage, are uninsulated, they quickly lose conditioned air and heat. Insulated floors help eliminate drafts, reduce moisture, and retain heated and cooled air. Furthermore, insulated floors decrease noise within the home.

  1. Basement Insulation
If you have an unfinished basement which always seems to be chilly, insulating it will immediately add warmth to this area of your home. Furthermore, insulation provides protection against moisture, so you won’t have to deal with mold or pests. Finally, once you add insulation to your basement’s ceiling, floors, and walls and  your heating  systems won’t have to work as hard. Time to relax.

  1. Ceiling Insulation
Since heat rises, your home quickly loses heat through its ceilings in the winter. However, come the summer, you’ll find the highest points of your home to be extremely hot. Insulated ceilings can help subside these drastic temperature changes; insulation slows heat transfer, so ceilings stay warm in colder months and cool in warmer months. Plus, insulation prevents condensation from forming on ceilings and causing moisture-related issues, such as mold.

So to maintain comfortable temperatures and save on your heating and cooling bills each month by getting your house insulated this winter!

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