If you have questioned whether your house was insulated well enough before now, the answer is probably ‘no.’
If this, is you, you should know better this winter (even if you are based in a warmer climate area) and do whatever is possible to insulate your home the proper way?
It’s time that you lower that heating bill and spend that money on something that you really love doing.
Everyone likes warm and cozy homes, but is there a way to make this happen, without paying a fortune for gas and electricity?
It turns out that there is. In fact, there are many low-cost energy conservation measures to stop heat loss at home.
Many of them are quick and easy, while others are more complicated. Here is how you can do it.
Replace Old Windows
Did you know that heat travels in all directions? This is why you should think about roofs, windows, and your doors.
Are they energy-efficient? Do windows keep drafts away? Do you feel that it’s always colder near the windows? If so, you should think about window replacement – this is a big move, but definitely, a worthy one, because energy-efficient windows will save you money on the heating bills, and keep drafts away for decades to come.
Plus, replacement windows are always a great tool to make your home visually more appealing and more desirable on the housing market.
Insulate Your Attic
If you love DIY projects, you will love making your attic more energy-efficient. You should have a stronger budget for this one, but you will finish it in no time with the right materials – and you will love that.
Roll sheets of unbacked insulation between all of the floor joists in your attic; if it’s already between the joists, apply a second layer with the lengths running perpendicular to the joists.
This is the best way to keep heat in your house, and out of your attic. Think about insulating pipes in your basement as well.
Should you stop with your attic? If your roof is well-secured and isolated – yes. If the answer is ‘no’ then you should invest in your roof as well.
To keep heat inside your home and stop it from escaping into thin air is easy – all you have to do is to insulate your loft to a standard depth of 27cm. This is the easiest, most effective, and fastest way to keep heat in your home.
Practical Tips to Reduce Energy Bills
Here are some extra tips on how you can keep your home dry and warm. These simple measures are easy to implement, and are massive financial savings in the long run:
- Do proper draft proofing
- Use smart thermostat
- If your boiler is older than ten years, replace it
- Do wall insulation
- Have floor insulation
- Double glazing
- Use thermal curtains and blinds
If your DIY skills are OK, you will manage to implement these tips on your own. All the materials are easy to find, fast and easy to implement, and do not require a huge investment.
Before you start with any work, make sure that all work complies with law regulations (house or building regulations).