Though you might not think it, having your loft insulated can have a significant effect on your energy bills. The costs of heating a home continue to rise, and they’re not expected to become cheaper any time soon. If you’re in charge of the bills, that means more and more expense every year. However, many homes across the UK qualify for free insulation, so you could start saving money almost immediately.
If you’ve ever wanted to keep your house warm and cosy whilst reducing your energy bills, you’ve probably looked into insulation. Across the UK, various energy companies provide insulation for free as part of the government’s Green Scheme.
Unfortunately, this is normally only available for loft insulation and cavity walls, leaving those with solid walls out in the cold. Most homes built before 1920 (and some after) have solid walls and they’re notoriously bad at retaining heat; in fact, energy escapes at almost twice the rate of cavity walled homes. However, insulation can be added, and the Energy Saving Trust reports an average of £460 could be saved per year for a detached home.