In a non-insulated home 25% of the heat you produce disappears straight through the roof…wasting you £100’s every single year! Insulating your loft is an easy and effective way to reduce your heating bills whilst keeping your home warmer. With energy suppliers increasing their bills year upon year, now is the time to make the move and insulate your loft.
Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years so it’s something you only need to do once in a lifetime. The better insulated your home is, the less heat you’ll waste and the more money you will save for years and years to come.
Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home a quarter of your heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to save that waste and reduce your heating bills – you can even do it yourself.
How much could you save?
(0mm to 270mm)
(100mm to 270mm)
|Approximate saving per year||Up to £180||£25.00|
|Carbon dioxide saving per year||Around 730kg||Around 110kg|
These are estimates based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms, showing savings when you insulate an uninsulated loft, and when you top up 100mm of insulation to 270mm. (The recommended depth for mineral wool insulation is 270mm but other materials need different depths). *Average unsubsidised professional installation costs, loft top up assumed to be up to £300 although these may vary. **DIY costs are based on average retailer costs for insulation up to 270mm or more, based on a 44m2 loft.
If your loft is already insulated, it's worth checking that you've got enough insulation to get the maximum saving. If everyone in the UK installed 270mm loft insulation, we could save nearly £500 million – and 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the equivalent of taking nearly 100,000 cars off the road.