The cost of most things have gone up and up in the past year, and energy bills seem to be higher than they have ever been. The good news is that Victory Colours have home insulation ideas to help reduce your energy costs.
Insulating wallpaper, also known as thermal liner, is one of our cost effective home insulation ideas. It is designed to create a layer of insulation to your walls which retains heat, making it harder for heat to escape. We would recommend using Wallrock Thermal Liners, which have been tested and approved by the Energy Saving Trust and deliver cost effective energy savings. Here at Victory Colours, we offer a wide range of sustainable lining wall paper. You can read more about the benefits of Insulating wallpaper and how to apply it here.
Cavity Wall Insulation
If your home has been built in the last 20 years, the chances are your property is already insulated, but there are ways to find out if you are considering cavity wall insulation such as:
- Asking a registered installer for a borescope inspection: This is where a small hole will be drilled into your wall to see if they are hollow or filled.
- Checking with the local authority’s building control department.
Depending on if your wall has cavity wall insulation or not, you could be looking at a typical installation cost of £1800. Although this may sound a lot, you should make the costs back in five years or less taking into account the years energy bill savings you will make. Cavity Wall Insulation is a critical home insulation hack to fix if you want to reduce heat loss in your home.
Roof and Loft insulation
One big home insulation idea to help reduce heat loss in your home is making sure your loft is thoroughly insulated. It is estimated that a quarter of heat is lost through the roof, if a home is uninsulated. Loft insulation is not as expensive as the likes of cavity wall insulation, however it still pays for itself in the years to come with the savings you will make on energy bills. Factors to consider when installing loft insulation are:
- Storage space
- Flat roofs
- Any issues with damp
- If the loft is accessible for the installer.
Energy Efficient Windows and Doors
Having double or triple glazing windows and doors can increase your energy savings and also reduce your carbon footprint. As well as the energy savings and reduced heat loss, having well insulated windows and doors can insulate your home against external noise and reduce condensation on the inside of your windows during the colder months.
If you choose to install A-rated double glazing windows to your home, you could make an impressive saving of £195 a year on energy savings, or £235 a year on A ++ rated double glazed windows. Energy efficient windows and doors are good home insulation ideas for both energy savings and heat loss prevention.