Cavity wall insulation

We all know winter is fast approaching and our energy bills will once again be increasing so it is time to look at ways of saving money and cavity wall insulation is most certainly one.

This form of insulation is a filling blown into the gap between your interior and exterior walls. It helps save heat loss through your walls and therefore saves you money on your energy bills. Without cavity insulation every home around the country could well be wasting more than £250 every year. Cavity insulation will keep your home warmer in the winter and much cooler in the summer so it really is a win win situation. You will also be reducing your carbon footprint considerably which is all helping towards a cleaner environment.

Installing this type of insulation is very quick and simple and will normally only take a day to complete.

The good thing is this could all be done for no charge as most energy suppliers are offering free installation. Many people around the country are missing out on energy saving benefits companies are offering. It is well worth your time to check and see what is available to you and your family, can you afford to waste money?

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It is easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action could save you a great deal of money over the long term. 

Free boilers and insulation


The majority of big energy suppliers are offering free new boilers and insulation if you are on certain benefits. The cost of a new boiler varies due to size and location of the installation, but the average bill will be around £2350 so as you can see it is a very valuable offer indeed.

Boilers are one of the largest contributors to your ever increasing energy bills, it is vital to have an efficient boiler to help control these costs. It is a proven fact a new energy efficient boiler can save you between £130 and £350 per year which is very worthwhile especially if it is free.

Good cavity wall insulation can also slice your bill by a further £100 to £275 per year. Have you checked your loft insulation lately? Well if not you should do as fitting 270mm insulation could again make huge annual savings of around £300. As you can see from the figures all these added up could save you a great deal of money at very little or no cost at all.

At this current point in time there are some really helpful cash contributions available to help certain people on benefits. It really could be worth your while to take a little time to find out if you qualify. One lady recently commented “I had no idea I would qualify but I did and got a brand new boiler installed completely free of charge”.

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It’s easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you require and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action really could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

Get ready for the winter


Professionally fitted loft insulation will keep you and your family warmer plus it will also save you on average £300 per year on your central heating bill. The really good thing is you may be able to have it installed free of charge if you are claiming certain benefits.

There are many types of insulation available and it is very important to select the correct product to suit your house, a professional installer will be able to point you in the right direction. Choosing the incorrect product could end up costing you money so we always recommend seeking professional advice.

How does it work?
Loft insulation works by creating a barrier to the hot air which is rising from the lower levels of your home. We all know that hot air rises and therefore will easily escape through your loft and roof if it is not properly insulated. The air pockets in the insulation trap the heat and stop it escaping into the atmosphere thus keeping the house much warmer.
It is recommended to fit at least 270mm thick insulation into the loft area but as we said before the professional will advise you as to the best choice for you.

Benefits

  • Smaller heating bills
  • House warmer in winter and cooler in the summer
  • Less carbon thus saving the environment
  • Less problems with condensation
  • Reduced noise levels
  • Increase the value of your house

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It’s easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you require and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action really could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

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Great swathes of Yorkshire’s terraced housing were built without easy to insulate cavity walls, which has earned them the label “hard to treat”.

Most of the properties have solid walls creating permanent cold spots. At an average cost of between £6,000 and £10,000 for solid wall insulation, most homeowners cannot afford to invest in this energy efficiency measure, despite the considerable savings that can be made on fuel bills. [More...]

Landlords will have to start improving their properties or risk not being able to let them.

Plans to introduce new minimum energy efficiency standards for private landlords were announced in 2011 under the Green Deal.

The plans include a proposal that, from April 2016, landlords will not be able to refuse reasonable requests from tenants or local authorities acting on behalf of tenants, to improve their property. And from April 2018 it will be unlawful to let a house or business premise which has less than an “E” energy efficiency rating.

With more than a quarter of a million of the worst insulated rented homes classed as fuel poor, these proposals are likely to help the most vulnerable and will ensure at least 682,000 properties will have to be improved.

In order to help the sector manage these upcoming changes to legislation, the Government launched the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which currently offers landlords the opportunity to apply for a grant towards a broad range of energy-saving measures.

Landlords who have properties in their portfolio with a rating of F or G should investigate the possibility of improvements, the assistance offered towards the installation of energy-saving measures will not only help to ultimately increase the value and rental income of property but also reduce tenants’ bills as the property will be more cost-effective to heat.