Best Ways To Insulate Your Home
Multifoil insulation is the answer!
Anyone else love Autumn?
One of the most stunning signs of autumn is the turning of the leaves. The shorter days are a sign to trees to begin to prepare for winter.
During winter there is not enough light for photosynthesis to occur, so as the days shorten throughout autumn, the trees begin to close their food production systems and reduce the amount of chlorophyll in their leaves. Leaving us with the beautiful orange and brown leaves.
Just as trees prepare for winter, we are doing the same in our homes, we all know that in most house holds the cost of our energy bills rises throughout winter, keeping our homes warm gets increasingly more expensive. What if I told you by insulating your home you could SAVE on your costly energy bills?
Throughout this blog we will explore where are our heat is lost and the best ways to insulate your home and in turn reduces on costly energy bills and save money!
So, let’s break this down…
35% of heat loss is lost through the walls.
Why is it Important to Insulate Solid Brick Walls or timber frame walls? Insulating brick or block walls can be just as important as insulating a loft, ceiling or floor. Solid walls (no cavity) tend to have zero insulation. This means there is an opportunity to save significant costs on an annual basis by insulating your walls with reflecting multifoil insulation products.
25% of heat loss is lost through the Ceilings & Roofs/Lofts
It is crucial to ensure that your pitched roof and ceilings are well insulated to conserve energy, given that heat rises and therefore your roof is a major source of heat loss. Ceilings are mostly the same, keeping the heat in the room is essential to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible.
For insulating ceilings and roofs, lofts and walls we would recommend using either EcoQuilt Expert or Superquilt insulation as these are high performing and made in the UK unlike most other multifoils on the market. The difference between these 2 multifoils is that SuperQuilt is a true aluminum foil outer layer and slightly higher performing, being 19 layers where EcoQuilt is 6 layers. It is also BBA & BDA Certified and approved by NHBC & LABC for Building Control.
The 2 products are thin, flexible and easy to install and also have built in vapor control layers which reduce the chance of condensation.
You can find our great video how to insulate using multifoil insulation HERE
10% of heat loss is lost through the Floors – Easy DIY Solution
The EcoTec Floor-Foam insulation Kit is the perfect solution if you want to improve the heat retention, reduce draughts and make your home more efficient in the fastest and easiest way. This is achieved by reflecting heat back into the building whilst simultaneously preventing cold air rising up through the floor. When sealed round edges and joins with Thermaseal true aluminum foil tape all draughts are completely eliminated. EcoTec also helps dampen any sounds and reduces condensation.
You can purchase the EcoTec floor foam Multifoil insulation kit HERE
You can find our video on how to insulate your floors using the Ecotec floor foam insulation HERE
25% of heat loss is lost through the Ceilings & Roofs/Lofts
It is crucial to ensure that your pitched roof is well insulated to conserve energy, given that heat rises and therefore your roof is a major source of heat loss.
For insulating ceilings and roofs / lofts we would recommend using either EcoQuilt Expert or SuperQuilt insulation as these are True Aluminum and made in the UK unlike most other multifoils on the market. The difference between these 2 multifoils is that SuperQuilt is slightly higher performing, being 19 layers where EcoQuilt is 6 layers. It is also BBA & BDA Certified and approved by NHBC & LABC for Building Control. Both are true aluminum and made in the UK.
The 2 products are thin and easy to install and also have built in vapor control layers which reduce the chance of condensation.
Radiators – 40%!!
Have you ever considered just how much of your precious energy is escaping straight from your radiator into the wall behind it! How much you may ask? Approximately a shocking 40%! Luckily there is a very quick and easy solution – DIY radiator kit – this is the easiest way to add efficiency.
EcoTec Radiator Insulation Kit is a highly cost effective and easy solution maximizing the performance of your radiator and in turn saving money every month on your energy bills! The EcoTec Radiator Kit reflects 95% of Radiant Energy back into your rooms.
There is a great video on how to install the radiator kit HERE
60% of heat loss is lost through a conservatory roof – The most popular room to insulate (professional installation recommended)
There are various options when it comes to improving the performance of your conservatory. You could insulate your roof yourself with a PIR rigid board insulation, wool or multifoil insulation. From our experience and expertise there are not many pro’s to choosing the PIR rigid board insulation over a multifoil option however there are many benefits and advantages of using a high performing Multifoil insulation because: –
- PIR is harder to cut than multifoil
- Multifoil is more cost effective than PIR
- Using PIR means there is no air gap and air flow meaning more chance of condensation
- Multifoil is much thinner than PIR whilst providing better performance which saves space
- Using PIR makes it harder to achieve an airtight seal compared to Multifoil
- There is significantly less wastage when using Multifoil compared to PIR
- No floating, itchy fibers
The problem carrying out the installation yourself is that if not done correctly, you can cause more harm than good, that’s where the second option comes in, have your conservatory roof professionally insulated by a company that has insulated over 25,000 conservatories across the UK using an exclusive system, Conservaheat that you will not find anywhere else.
You can find out all about the brilliant Conservaheat system and get a free quote HERE
The great thing about all these multifoil insulation solutions is that not only do they keep your home warmer in winter, when it comes to summer they will help keep your home nice and cool by reflecting the heat away from your home!
As you can see, there are huge benefits from insulating your home using multifoil products, save energy, save money and save the environment! Insulating all of these areas can DOUBLE the efficiency of your home so are a very worth investment to every home!