Home Insulation – Staying Warm This Winter
At this time of year, the quality of insulation in your home is of paramount importance. If you’re anything like me, being cold is something you just can’t stand, especially when in your own home!
How to know if your home is well insulated?
There are a couple of quick and easy checks you can make to find out how well insulated your home is.
Are your energy bills particularly high?
Do the interior walls, floors and ceilings in your home feel cold to the touch?
In the winter months, do you feel chilly draughts in certain areas in your home?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is safe to assume that your home in under insulated.
Why is insulating your home so important?
There are a great number of benefits to insulating your home properly. Firstly, the thing we all worry about the most, money! A well-insulated home can have a massive impact on your energy bills, bringing down the cost of heating your home, meaning you have more money to spend on the things you enjoy in life!
Aside from the economic impact, it’s a mood changer! Having a warm and cosy home is a guaranteed way to make you and your family feel far more happy and comfortable during the winter months.
Draught proofing your home has a different kind of benefit. Ever wondered how the spiders and other creepy crawlies find their way into your home? They come in exactly the same way as those cold draughts! Around your windows and doors.
Not only does insulation and draught-proofing help with keeping your home warm in winter, it also helps to keep you cool in those hot summer months (alright, not months, days!) and reduces noise pollution in your home.
What should you be doing about all of this?
It is definitely worth having a chat with an insulation professional (and yes, we might know a few!). As every property is different, they will be able to advise you how best to keep your home warm.
The most common places to start in your home are in the loft and around the pipework and hot water tanks.
If you’re looking for a DIY solution, you can purchase insulating tape online or from builders merchants. Don’t forget this is a market we service with a number of our adhesives so can point you in the right direction if you’re looking to speak with professionals in your area! This tape can be applied around the doors, windows and loft hatch in your home to prevent draughts. You can also purchase loft insulation and pipe covers to quickly increase the efficiency of your home.
We hope this blog has given you some tips and ideas for staying warm this winter in your home.
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