One of the simplest ways to keep your home warm throughout the winter months and reduce your energy bills is to ensure your house is property insulated.According to the national insulation society, 60% of heat produced in your home will be lost through the walls and roof if your home is not insulated. By making the decision to insulate your home you could reduce your annual fuel bill by £475, also reducing your carbon footprint by 2 tonnes of CO2 a year.Loft insulation is easy to install, providing your loft doesn’t have any damp or condensation problems it can be done by yourself or by a professional. The minimum thickness of the insulation should be 270mm to retain as much as heat as possible.
Another escape route for heat is through the walls. Un-insulated walls can account for a third of overall heat loss in your home. If your home has cavity walls this type of insulation needs to be fitted by a professional installer and is injected from the outside of your property.If your home was built before 1920, it is likely to have solid walls. They can be insulated from the outside or the inside by a professional but the cost is substantially higher and the process is more disruptive.You may also be eligible for a grant or discount through new government schemes such as the Green Deal or Eco scheme. More information can be obtained by contacting the Energy Saving Advice service on 0300 123 1234.