How To Prevent Heat Loss In Your Home
We all want to make our homes warmer and cheaper to run. Heat loss occurs when heat escapes from your home through the roof, walls & windows. The better insulated your home, the less heating you will require, resulting in lower heating bills.
Energlaze is here to help and we can show you what measures to take in order to provide the best cost benefit for your home.
Roughly 25% of the heat in your home will be lost through the roof, a further 35% will be lost through the walls and through gaps around windows and doors and a further 10% through inefficient glazing.
Energlaze offer two types of wall insulation, external wall wrapping and cavity wall insulation.
External wall wrap is the application of an insulating layer around the exterior of the home which is finished with a render, keeping the heat in and the cold out.
Cavity wall insulation is Expanded Polystyrene Beads are injected into the wall cavity along with a bonding agent to form an insulating barrier. The wall cavity will still be able to breathe and the beading will not transfer moisture across to the inner leaf.
The pros of external insulation:
- You do not lose any internal living space, the entire application is done to the exterior of the home.
- It’s good for the environment, insulating your walls can lead to a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from your home.
- Reduced heating bills, insulating your home will result in you using your heating for less time but keeping the house warmer for longer due to decreased heat loss.
- Increases the value of your home. Should you decide to sell your home the increased Building Energy Rating will add value to the property.
How Can Energlaze Help?
Energlaze Home Energy Upgrades can advise you on the best energy upgrades for your home that will make the biggest impact to your carbon footprint and home comfort. As an approved SEAI installer we can also maximise any grants that are available.