Would you like to significantly reduce your heating bills?
A vast amount of heat can be lost through your walls!
The skin on a human’s body is its largest organ and it is our initial contact with the outside world.
So too are our household walls, they are designed for support and protection. They literally keep the roof above your head, intruders out, the elements out and the heat in. But are your walls up to the task? A huge amount of heat can be lost from the average home due to the performance and condition of its walls.
Today’s most modern houses are built with very efficient materials to very effect standards with regards to energy efficiency. However houses built more than 15 years ago can be badly insulated, not insulated at all, damaged, cold and magnets for retaining water. In these cases a vast amount of the heat in your home can be lost through the walls.
It has been conservatively estimated that between one and two million homes could be affected by poorly installed retro fitted cavity wall insulation. In these circumstances damp is often generated as a result of poor conditions within the courses of brickwork within the external walls. Wet walls are cold walls and are not only damaging and dangerous to your property; they can hugely increase your heating bills. Damp walls in effect draw in moisture from the outside colder conditions and thus the internal face of your external walls become wetter and colder.
Maybe your house is exposed to the elements and your external walls are ineffective against the British winter?
Wind, rain, frost, snow and sun damage can all detrimentally affect the performance of your property’s walls. Saturation of driving winter rain can leave unsightly marks on your home and lead to a colder and wetter environment within your property.
Today your property can be protected against the elements with modern water repellent coatings that in the first instance stops rainwater from seeping through the brickwork. The latest breathable wall insulation can be applied to your home to prevent the causes of cold and damp internal walls, thus reducing your heating bills and creating more comfortable living conditions
If you have any concerns with regards to heat escaping from your home through your walls, or you think that your walls are not properly insulated, contact us and have a free energy performance survey on your home. We will provide you with advice and a detailed report of the options available to you based on your circumstances.
Added to this is the fact that hot steamy showers, baths, washing machines, tumble dryers and clothes drying on radiators all add to the warm moist air rising into the much cooler attic. As the hot moist air meets the much colder air it cools and created condensation. Condensations then collects in the loft and especially on the roof timbers, adding to the damaging and inefficient environment within your home.
It has been estimated that around 50% of heating bills can be saved by correctly insulating your lost space. It you would like a free loft insulation inspection the please do not hesitate to fill in your contact details or call us on 01726 254009 for a FREE inspection