Handy home insulation ideas

Insulate your home

Helping to keep the warm air in and the cold air out, insulation is an incredibly important part of your home’s structure. As well as making it easier to maintain a constant, comfortable temperature, insulation can dramatically cut your home energy bills. Well insulated properties don’t require as much heating in the winter months, or as much cooling in the summer, compared to poorly insulated homes. Improving the insulation in your property can therefore have a big impact on your bank balance and help your home become that little bit greener. Keep reading, to find out more.

Windows

Old, draughty windows are one of the main culprits when it comes to letting cold air in and warm air out. As @moneyaware says, “If you live somewhere with single-glazed windows you’ll know that these can often be draughty and cold. You can help stop this, save money and keep warm with double glazing. Installing double glazing in your home will help to cut out draughts and keep the cold air out of your property. You’ll feel the difference in temperature instantly and will see the impact of your new double glazing when your next energy bill comes through the door.

Doors

Like windows, old doors often let cold draughts into our homes. The best way to solve this problem is to replace your rickety front door with a brand new one. Modern doors are designed to keep cold air out and to help keep our homes nice and toasty. If you don’t have the time or budget to replace your front door, you can install draught excluders to help protect yourself from the worst of the winter weather.

Curtains and blinds

If you already have double glazing installed in your home, you can boost its insulative powers even further by teaming it with curtains or blinds. Installing curtains or blinds will add an extra layer to your windows, helping to trap more warmth inside your home. This quick, easy and affordable option is the perfect solution for those who want to warm their properties up fast.

Loft insulation

A huge amount of the warm air that escapes from our homes goes through the roof. Installing loft insulation in your home will prevent this heat from disappearing and will make your property a lot warmer. There are various methods that can be used to insulate your loft, most of which are fast and affordable. There are some grants available for homeowners who want to insulate their loft spaces. Get in touch with your local council to see if you qualify.

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