With the cold winter months, a lot of us are noticing the struggle to keep our house warm. Leading to higher heating costs and heating struggles. There are plenty of ways you can stop heat loss in your home while improving your energy performance rating and reducing your energy bills too.
The biggest issue to tackle is to keep heat in your home. Discover our top tips that will help you prevent any warm air escaping your home.
Improve your insulation
In an uninsulated home, heat can be lost through the roof. Improving the insulation in your home can reduce heating costs, both keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer months too.
The recommendation for attic insulation varies by location, see more. Having insulation that is 11″ thick, for example, can save you up to 25% on your energy and heating bills!
Insulating your attic is a great way to improve your energy rating in your home. As a result, it can increase the value of your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
Efficiently insulating your attic is a simple and effective way to keep warmth in your home, while cutting heating bills. The reduction in energy use is also better for the environment, helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Protect your insulation
Protected attic insulation is effective for up to 40 years and should pay for itself many times.
Installing insulation in your home and attic is the first step. However, you need to ensure it is protected so it can do its job effectively to keep heat in your home. If you put boxes or items on top of your attic insulation, you squash and reduce the attic insulation’s thermal performance by up to 50%.
Unprotected attic insulation can also create damp and condensation issues in your home. To protect your attic insulation, you need to ensure it has sufficient airflow and space to work effectively.
Seal off draughts
Don’t spoil the work of your attic insulation with an insulated attic hatch that lets draughts through. Draughts can also trickle through window and door seals, letterboxes and keyholes. Protect and seal off these areas to help keep warm air inside your home.
Keep your house warm with StoreFloor
Don’t compromise on attic storage to improve your attic insulation. LoftZone’s StoreFloor was created to provide a raised attic floor over the recommended 11” thick of insulation. Providing sufficient airflow and allowing you to protect your insulation and have a safe storage area in your attic.
Our award-winning, fully patented attic boarding system is the only BBA-approved raised attic boarding system that saves money, helps the environment and increases safety.
Our team of attic experts are always happy to answer any questions or help you to make the most out of your attic space. Give us a call on 617-765-7444 (7am to midday, EST) or drop us a message to [email protected]