Chooseday’s Choice! ~ Does your home have insulation?

Where does YOUR energy go?

Without attic insulation your home looses up to 25% heat loss through the roof and without wall insulation it looses up to 35%  heat loss through the un-insulated walls.

By insulating your attic you can save up to 20% on your home heating bill.  If your attic insulation is currently less than 200 mm, then you should add further layers. There are a variety of suitable materials available on the market today including mineral wool, rock wool, sheeps wool, polystyrene, cellulose fibre and multi-layered foil.

The pay-back period for wall insulation is dependent on a number of factors including type, thickness and quality of existing insulation.  Wall insulation can be increased in a number of ways and the most popular ways to insulate include (a) insulated dry lining, (b) blown mineral or cellulose fibre or polystyrene beads into the cavity, or (c) rigid external insulation with render or brick finish.

Insulating the 50 sq.m. (540 sq.ft) attic space of a typical house costs around €254 and could save approximately €76 a year (up to 20% of your fuel bill) so it would pay for itself in about 3 years.

Insulating the 50 sq.m. (540 sq.ft) attic space of a typical house costs around €254 and could save approximately €76 a year (up to 20% of your fuel bill) so it would pay for itself in about 3 years. – See more at: http://www.seai.ie/Power_of_One/FAQ/Insulation/How_much_can_I_save_with_attic_insulation.html#sthash.CVMMF28t.dpuf

Before deciding what insulation to choose it is advisable to seek specialist advice.

You Choose!

 

Do you have attic and wall insulation?

Do you have attic and wall insulation?

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