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It's never been more important to think about insulating your loft. Without proper insulation a lot of the valuable, expensive energy you use to heat your home will be lost through the loft. The recommended depth for mineral wool insulation is 270mm however there are other materials which require different depths.
- Why insulate your loft?
- What could you save?
- Could loft insulation work for your home?
- Where can you go for more advice?
Loft insulation is an effective way to save energy and money at home. A well insulated house keeps warmth exactly where you need it - indoors.
So, insulating your loft - or topping up any insulation you have already - will help to heat your home more efficiently. Using less energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions (2): one of the biggest causes of climate change. You will also save money on your bills too.
Loft insulation acts like a blanket for the home, trapping the heat that tries to escape and forcing it to remain within the home. Insulating your loft space is particularly effective due to the fact that warm air rises - making a loft without insulation an open escape route for warm air.
By reducing heat loss and as a result, using heating systems less, this will have a positive effect on both the Energy Efficiency rating and Environmental Impact (2) rating of your property. Overall this will improve your EPC, improve levels of comfort, reduce energy use and lower fuel bills.
Generally speaking, your home will be a perfect candidate for loft insulation if it has an accessible loft with no damp or condensation problems.
If you are insulating your loft with loft insulation blankets this can be done by professional contractors but also by a capable DIY enthusiast.
For lofts with difficult access, blown insulation can be used however this must be installed by an installer.
Call your local Energy Saving Trust advice centre on 0800 512 012 for free, impartial, one-to-one advice on saving energy at home.
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