The importance of insulation


Interested in heat pumps? Is your home sufficiently insulated? We often hear people talk about how heat pumps are a clean, green form of energy, all of which is true! However, it also makes sense to consider how well insulated your home is. 

You can find out how well insulated your home is by checking your EPC rating, which is a review of your property’s energy efficiency. It’s a brilliant tool that tells you what your current insulation rating is and how you can improve it.

Find out what your EPC rating is by clicking here.

The better your EPC rating is, the less it will cost to heat and light your home. And in the long run, the more energy efficient your home is, the more attractive your property will be to the potential buyers of renters.

The most common form of insulation that is recommended on an EPC is wall insulation. Believe it or not, around one third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls! Making sure that they are properly insulated can save you a lot of energy and money.

Your floor is another area not to miss. If you live in a house, bungalow or ground floor flat, insulating your floor is a great way to save money on your heating bills and also improve your EPC rating. 

Don’t forget your loft! Unless you live in a mid-floor flat, heat will escape from your home through the roof. If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems, it’s most likely very easy to insulate, and even possible to do it yourself.

Did you know that funding for heat pumps is now available from Home Energy Scotland? You can receive up to £10k of funding towards your heat pump by accessing the Home Energy Scotland loan.

To be eligible, you’ll need to be able to satisfy certain criteria. The minimum requirement to be granted a loan is to have your cavity wall and loft insulated, where possible. For more information, have a look at the government website here.

If you need further information and advice, then book a call with us to get in touch at a time that suits you.

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