Having loft insulation installed can help you save energy and money. The insulating material that is installed can help you keep the loft warmer in the winter months and cooler in the warmer months, which can help you save money on your electricity bills.

There are a number of benefits to having good loft insulation, all having their own merits. In this article, we explore some of the real benefits to getting loft insulation into your home.

1. Preventing Heat Loss

Up to 25% heat loss occurs without loft insulation

Up to 25% heat loss occurs without loft insulation

For uninsulated homes, up to 25% of the heat loss is through the roof. This obviously isn’t good scenario and is one of the first things you need to address.

By having professionally installed loft insulation, you can help significantly reduce this heat loss figure, making your home much more energy efficient.

In reducing your heat loss through loft insulation, you will benefit in a number of ways, listed further on in this article.

2. Save on Your Energy Bills

Saves £100's of pounds a year on energy bills

Saves £100’s of pounds a year on energy bills

With your loft insulation installed, your home is now better insulated. This means you won’t have to spend as much money trying to heat it up.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, you can save money on your energy bills by as much as £395 per year.

  • Detached house – £395
  • Semi-detached house – £300
  • Mid-terrace house – £285
  • Detached bungalow – £375

3. Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Become More Environmentally Friendly

Become More Environmentally Friendly

Any way we can help save the planet is a good thing. With loft insulation resulting in your home using less energy, you will have a lower environmental impact.

When we think about loft insulation products, we generally picture the itchy glass / mineral type of insulation. These days, there are a wide range of eco-friendly loft insulation products on the market. From Natural Hemp insulation to Recycled Plastic insulation, not forgetting a good range of Sheep Wool insulation.

All have their benefits, insulation properties and vary a lot in their costs. Things you should look at is the U-Value, durability and costs.

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4. Reduced wear and tear on your boiler

Reduced wear and tear on your boiler

Reduced wear and tear on your boiler

If your boiler isn’t having to work as much, heating your home, then your boiler should last a lot longer.

This results in less cost for future boiler repairs, maintenance and replacements.

We also recommend having your boiler serviced on a regular basis to make sure it is running as efficiently as possible.

This should reduce the likelihood of it breaking down at an inopportune moment, like the first icy chill of the year when you need it most.

5. Increase in Your Home’s Value

Increase in Your Home’s Value

Increase in Your Home’s Value

By having good loft insulation installed in your house, you should be able to increase your home’s value.

The first thing it will do is make the house more attractive to potential buyers as there will be less work for them to do.

You will also increase your home’s EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).

A study by the Department of Energy and Climate Change found that a homes value could increase by up to 14% by making energy saving improvements. Loft insulation is a great place to start making these improvements!

6. Improve your health

Building For Humanity are a Trustmark Green Deal registered approved contractor

Building For Humanity are a Trustmark Green Deal registered approved contractor

This mainly applies to having loft insulation installed properly. If loft insulation is laid incorrectly, it may create knock on problems like :

  • Losing thermal efficiency
  • Causing strains on the ceiling
  • Condensation forming inside the insulation

None of these help with you or your families health. Thankfully, Building For Humanity are registered with Trustmark as a Green Deal registered approved contractor, so know how to install loft insulation properly.

So there we have it, a number of good reasons to get loft insulation for your home. You’ll be warmer, better off and environmentally friendly.

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