With the cold winter months and lockdowns requiring us to spend more time at home. A lot of us are noticing the struggle to keep our house warm. Leading to higher heating costs and heating struggles. There are plenty of ways you can stop heat loss in your home while improving your energy performance rating and reducing your energy bills too.
The biggest issue to tackle is to keep heat in your home. Discover our top tips that will help you prevent any warm air escaping your home.
Improve your insulation
In an uninsulated home, up to a quarter of heat can be lost through the roof. Improving the insulation in your home can reduce heating costs, both keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer months too.
The majority of homes do have loft insulation; however, many do not have the recommended 270mm depth of insulation. Furthermore, any homes with 100mm or less of insulation should have their loft insulation topped up.
Efficiently insulating your loft is a simple and effective way to keep warmth in your home, while cutting heating bills. The reduction in energy use is also better for the environment, helping to improve your home’s EPC and reduce carbon emissions.
Protect your insulation
Protected loft insulation is effective for up to 40 years and should pay for itself many times.
Installing insulation in your home and loft is the first step. However, you need to ensure it is protected so it can do its job effectively to keep heat in your home. If you put boxes or items on top of your loft insulation, you squash and reduce the loft insulation’s thermal performance by up to 50%.
Unprotected loft insulation can also create damp and condensation issues in your home. To protect your loft insulation, you need to ensure it has sufficient airflow and space to work effectively.
Seal off draughts
Don’t spoil the work of your loft insulation with an insulated loft hatch that lets draughts through. Draughts can also trickle through window and door seals, letterboxes and keyholes. Protect and seal off these areas to help keep warm air inside your home.
Keep your house warm with StoreFloor
Don’t compromise on loft storage to improve your loft insulation. LoftZone’s StoreFloor was created to provide a raised loft floor over the recommended 270mm of insulation. Providing sufficient airflow and allowing you to protect your insulation and have a safe storage area in your loft.
Our award-winning, fully patented loft boarding system is the only BBA-approved raised loft boarding system that saves money, helps the environment and increases safety. Providing extra storage that won’t invalidate an NHBC new build house warranty too.