February 17, 2022

Top Tips for Insulating Your Home

Insulating your home ready for the colder months and keeping your electric bill lower will keep your house warm and keep your home economically friendly. Knowing how much it should be insulated is important as well, as you may have moved into a new home only just discovering that there isn’t enough insulation in the home. There are however ways to manage the warmth in your home.

Here in this blog from this timber cladding specialist in London we provide some top tips to keep your home insulated.

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Floor insulation

Depending on the age of your home you’ll find that your floors will need more insulation than others. A house made entirely on solid concrete will have more insulation than a home on suspended timber flooring, for example. If you believe your floors can benefit from underground insulation then consult with a professional first to see what they think is the best course of action.

Draught-proofing your windows and doors

Having a draught-free home will reduce the amount of wind chills entering your home at any given moment. Homes can withstand the colder temperatures, making it less likely for you to need to turn on the heating or reach for a blanket. You will still need a healthy level of air flow coming through your home, so invest in any extractor fans and wall vents to aid ventilation.

Insulating tanks, water pipes and radiators

Water tanks should always be protected with a level of insulation – they tend to lose heat very quickly so having a layer of protection can reduce those energy bills gradually. You can also look to add insulation to external water pipes, which will reduce the amount of burst pipes you can get due to the cold. Radiators can warm up quicker with an added layer of insulation, further reducing your gas bill.

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