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The importance of having proper loft insulation

The loft is the room in the house we probably enter the least, so it comes as no surprise that many people don’t realise just how important it is to have proper loft insulation installed in their home. Loft insulation is a simple addition to your home that proves very cost effective almost immediately. If you’re keen to hear even more benefits of having proper loft insulation, carry on reading!

It keeps your house warmer

An uninsulated home loses a quarter of its heat through the roof. As we know, the aim of insulating a home is to create a thermal barrier that traps hot air in the walls, keeping your home warmer for longer. Installing just 10cm of loft insulation can reduce heat loss by up to 75% and save you an incredible amount of money, as well as stopping lots of unnecessary carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere.

You’ll save money on bills

As we’ve already mentioned, having proper loft insulation will save you money on your energy bills; up to £315 a year in fact, depending on your home. As loft insulation has a lifespan of over 40 years, the initial instalment cost will pay for itself several times over in the form of savings on your energy bills. When you factor in that there are plenty of funding options available to ease the cost of instalment, it is certainly worth the investment. Check out the Gov.UK website for more information about these.

It’s environmentally friendly

As we’ve already mentioned, not having proper loft insulation installed in your home means that your boiler runs for longer, emitting unnecessary amounts of carbon dioxide. As soon as you install loft insulation you will see a notable difference in your household’s carbon footprint. Moreover, the installation will mean that your home is more energy efficient, meaning your EPC rating will be higher. The higher your EPC rating is, the more value your home will have. After that, all you need to do is get in touch with a Solar PV installer and yourself a system installed, and your home will be at the top of the eco-friendly list!

Your home will get quieter

Here’s an important benefit that not many people discuss. Installing insulation adds another layer of protection against the outside world. On top of the benefit of keeping the heat in your home, it also stands to prevent noise entering, meaning your exposure to noise pollution is reduced. Once you’ve had your insulation installed, you should notice a difference in the amount of outside noise you hear in the upper levels of your home.

We hope you now understand all of the benefits installing proper loft insulation can have on the environment, your wallet and the value of your home. Of course, if you have any further questions about the benefits of loft insulation on your home, or about the installation process itself, don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Thrift team today!

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