Heat will always flow from a warm area to a cold one. In winter, the colder it is outside, the faster heat from your home will escape into the surrounding air.
Insulating your home correctly is one of the most important energy saving measures you can take to reduce energy consumption.
Having the latest Air source heat pumps or A rated boiler is pointless if the heat is going straight up and out of the roof because the loft insulation isn’t up to current standards. The more heat that can be withheld within your home the less the Heat pump / Boiler has to work therefore the less energy it uses.
Much of the heat that is lost in your home is through the walls and loft. Around 25% of the heat that is lost is through the roof with 35% lost through the walls and another 10% lost through windows.
Upgrade and Save have systems to suite all property types for roof and wall insulation including
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- Internal Wall insulation
- External wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Room in roof insulation
Cavity wall insulation
A cavity wall is made up of two walls with a gap in between, known as the cavity; the outer leaf is usually made of brick, and the inner layer of brick or concrete block. If your house was built after 1920 it is more than likely you have cavity walls.
Cavity Wall insulation ( CWI ) fills the gaps keeping the warmth in your house.
Upgrade and Save only use Bead as the CWI material. Bead is small polystyrene type balls that is pumped into the cavity with glue which then sets to create a solid insulated barrier that keeps the heat within your home.
Internal wall insulation
Internal wall insulation ( IWI ) is a way to insulate solid wall houses generally built before 1920. Because houses built in this era didn’t have a cavity, IWI is a way to insulate these homes making them a lot warmer and energy efficient.
Internal wall insulation involves the application of insulation to the interior face of external walls. There are a few different methods of installation — the most common is building a new stud wall, to which insulation can be added. All methods are left with the internal wall freshly plastered ready for decoration.
IWI does not change the look of a building from the outside
A quarter of all heat produced in your home is lost through the loft if uninsulated
Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.
Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years and it should pay for itself many times over.