One of the biggest problems with heating a home is wasted energy. It is no secret that heat rises, and this means that a great deal of warmth in a property disappears through the ceiling and roof of our homes. Bills could end up high through the use of fossil fuels, and homeowners still find themselves struggling to stay warm.
Loft Insulation in Action
Free loft insulation grants is an initiative by the UK government in tandem with the big energy companies to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. In an uninsulated home, a quarter of heat is lost through the roof. The greater the heat loss from your home, the more energy you need to maintain a comfortable internal temperature and that means higher bills.
With rising fuel costs millions of vulnerable families in the UK are living in fuel poverty, unable to meet the costs to heat their homes. That’s why ensuring your home is well insulated is vital. The better insulated your home the less heat is lost, and the less energy required to heat it. If your loft has little or no insulation you are throwing money away. The same goes for external and internal walls insulations.
It is well-known that hot air rises, and loft insulation is a barrier in your loft or roof space that slows down the transfer of heat between your internal living area and the outside world. This creates a warmer home in the winter and a cooler one in the summer.
Loft insulation is relatively inexpensive. The cost of installation for an average detached house is around £395 while the cost for a semi-detached property is £300 and a mid-terrace home is £285. However, if your budget does not stretch this far don’t worry because you could be eligible for a free loft insulation grant through the ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) scheme. This government scheme helps people to lower their heating costs by reducing energy loss in their home.
To find out if you qualify, simply fill in this quick and easy free government insulation form below the page. If you are eligible we will contact you directly and advise you about all your options. It really is as simple as that.
How much money you can save depends on the type and size of your home, but you should expect to slash your bills significantly. The Energy Saving Trust has worked out how much average homes could save on their energy bills with 270mm loft insulation.
The typical lifespan of loft insulation is 40 years and so will pay for itself 20 times or more.
There is a right way and a wrong way to go about loft insulation. Yes, you can do the job yourself. After all, if you watch DIY shows on the television you’ll come away thinking it looks easy. Just lay down a roll of insulating material and voila. But there’s much more to it than that.
First of all, there’s selecting the right type of insulation and these days there are lots of options such as blanket insulation made from rock or glass fibre, matting and quilt insulation. Then you’ve got to ensure the material is laid the right way and each type has its own methods. Lay your insulation upside down or in the wrong place and you risk condensation, mould and even structural rot. Therefore it’s best left to the professionals.
The experts at IOD Grants Ltd are trained, experienced and skilled at all types of property and loft insulation work giving you peace of mind and guaranteed results. Even if you’re not entitled to a grant to cover the costs of installation we recommend that you get it done to keep you warm, save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. We offer timely work of the very highest quality at competitive prices.
We also offer a range of other insulation services, including internal insulation and external insulation.
Don’t miss your chance to discover whether you’re entitled to free loft insulation grants. Act now by calling us on 0800 222 9219