Cavity Wall insulation is a very effective and an efficient way to insulate new or existing buildings. It can reduce heat loss through your walls by up to 30%. Cavity Wall insulation acts as acts as a barrier when pumped into the cavity which therefore prevents heat loss leading to lower heating bills and increased comfort.
Attic Insulation is a simple method of insulation but still is very effective. Like Cavity Wall Insulation it can save up to 30% of heat loss in your Home. To ensure that this is achieved a depth of 300mm of insulation should be in every home. This measure can easily be carried out in a short timescale usually half a day.
There are various different types of heating upgrades available with some excellent grants on offer. By opting for a heating upgrade it can save up to 35% of fuel bill costs and will improve the overall performance and value of your home. Through the Better Energy Homes scheme, various granted upgrades are available such as oil and gas boiler replacements, Solar panels heat pumps etc.
External insulation is an insulation system which generally is fixed to masonry concrete structures. They not only improve the thermal performance but also the appearance. External insulation is generally applied to a structure that has no cavity. Like the other insulation measures there are grants for EWI under the Better Energy Homes Scheme. The insulation is fixed using mechanical fixings and adhesives and finished with a weather-proof render.
An attractive alternative to fossil fuel is heat pumps. Heat-pumps are electrical devices which convert energy from the outside atmosphere to your home into useful heat. The three main types of heat pumps are; air source, ground source and water source.
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