BENEFITS OF INSULATING YOUR ATTIC – I don’t know of anyone who isn’t interested in saving money on their heating bills and very few people who would like to reduce their carbon footprint. Insulating your attic is one of the best ways to achieve both of these goals and this has to be rated as one of the easiest DIY Projects you will ever do.
Here’s some facts about insulating your attic and once you’ve read this I am sure you will take a look at your attic to see if an improvement can be made to both the environment and to your bank balance.
It has been calculated that without properly insulating your attic that you will waste approximately 25% of all your heating as it disappears up through the roof. Think about this carefully… You are losing 25% of your heat and therefore 1/4 of your heating bill could be saved.
Almost all homes have some insulation in the attic, but generally nowhere near enough. Take a tape measure up to your attic and measure the thickness of the insulation. If it’s less than 270mm then you really need to top it up to make the insulation effective.
Did you know that approximately 27% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions is generated by domestic homes? It has been calculated that if every home in the UK installed the minimum amount of attic insulation (270mm) then the savings of CO2 emissions would exceed 4 million tonnes each and every year. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium up to 500 times.
Did you know that by installing the minimum amount of insulation (270mm) the combined savings, for all UK Homes, would be in excess of £700 million – that’s an average of £150.00 per household – yes, that’s right you could be saving £150.00 a year just through insulating your attic properly.
If you intend to rent or sell your home (UK Homeowners) then you will need an Energy Rating Certificate so insulating your attic is a sensible idea if you are looking to rent out or sell your home.
Do you think insulating your attic is a difficult job? Take a look at the video above as this provides step-by-step instructions on how to do the job properly.
Acknowledgements: Video – Wickes.co.uk