We talk a lot about insulation here at Westville – after all, it’s what we do, insulating thousands of properties since our beginnings back in 1989.
However, just because your home has “some” insulation, doesn’t mean that’s the end of it.
Most new build properties these days are built with some insulation, however, if your home was built more than a couple of years ago, there’s a chance you may not be FULLY insulated.
For example, homes built a decade or so ago may have insulation, but not up to the maximum levels possible. The same could apply to older homes where a previous owner has installed some insulation, but again has not fully maximised its potential.
This is where the topic of top-up insulation comes in. In this blog post, we will talk about what top-up insulation is and how it can benefit your home.
What is Top-up Insulation?
Top-up insulation, as the name suggests, is a process of adding extra insulation on top of the existing insulation. This is typically done in the loft space.
Loft insulation is installed to stop the heat from escaping through the roof of your home. This is especially important because heat rises, and without adequate insulation, it can escape through the roof, causing your heating system to work harder and use more energy.
The Benefits of Top-up Insulation Reduced Energy Bills
The primary benefit of top-up insulation is that it helps to reduce energy bills. With the right amount of insulation, your home will retain heat for longer, meaning that your heating system will not need to work as hard or for as long to keep your home warm. This results in lower energy bills and less strain on your heating system.
Top-up insulation also helps to improve comfort levels in your home. A properly insulated home will have a more consistent temperature throughout, meaning that you will not experience cold spots or draughts. This makes your home more comfortable to live in, especially during the winter months, but can also help keep things cooler on hot summer days as well.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
By reducing the amount of energy needed to heat your home, top-up insulation can also help to reduce your carbon footprint. This is because the less energy you use, the fewer greenhouse gas emissions you produce. This means that top-up insulation is not only good for your wallet but also good for the environment.
Quick and Easy Installation
Top-up insulation is a quick and easy process that can usually be completed within a day or two, depending on the size of your home. This means that you can start enjoying the benefits of top-up insulation almost immediately.
In conclusion, top-up insulation is an effective way to improve the insulation in your home. It is especially beneficial for loft insulation, which can help to reduce energy bills and improve comfort levels.
For more information regarding home insulation, and a survey to find out if your home is insulated to maximum levels, please don’t hesitate to contact us today, and we will be happy to help.
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