10 Benefits of Home Insulation
Did you know the average Irish home can loose up to
- 25% heat loss through poorly insulated roofing
- 25% - 30% through inadequate windows and doors
- 35% in wall heat through poor thermal performance walls which lack cavity insulation, internal dry lining or external wall insulation depending on the fabric and structure of your walls.
Reasons behind this heat loss
Homes built in Ireland prior to 1980 are the main culprits when it comes to Energy loss. There are many cost-effective means available to help you save on heating costs which will ultimately reduce your fuel and electricity bills.
Firstly addressing the most noticeable areas where you may be losing heat such as the unwanted presence of cold draughts within the home.
By conserving Energy in the home you not only save money but also cut back on the excessive use of your fuel resources which will ultimately promote a cleaner environment and in turn this conservation promotes a greener climate and decreases your carbon footprint. Regardless of the building fabric of your home there are sustainable measures that you can take to conserve energy and heat loss.
Benefits of insulating your home
Here is a list of some of the main reasons you ought to consider taking steps towards insulating your home.
1] Insulation can save you up to one third in heat.
2] It will decrease your utility bills and heating costs.
3] It reduces your carbon footprint by using less fossil fuels.
4] Insulation increases the comfort of your home
5] Improving your home’s “building energy rating” increases the value of your property
6] There are insulation options available to suit all types of home regardless of the age of the building.
7] The availability of Government Grants through the SEAI is an option that may be available to you.
8] The obvious health benefits of having a warmer more comfortable home speak for themselves.
9] Due to the implementation of new building regulations, new builds are required to have at least 12” of attic insulation
10] Most installation procedures are fast and easily completed with the majority of them taking less than a day to complete but last a lifetime for your home.
Choosing an insulation company
At HPS Group we pride ourselves on being able to offer you the most competitive quote around for a home insulation package. Providing you with a quick, reliable and efficient service.
Key emphasis at all times been placed on safety and quality control. You can rely on our specialist team to offer you their expert advice and keep you informed every step of the way.
If you are eligible under the “Better Energy Homes Scheme” for government subsidies to help towards the cost of a heating and insulation upgrade in your home then we can advise you further.
As of March 2015 higher grant values and bonus payments have been introduced and the scheme has now become available to previous applicants to have additional works completed. Call us on 021 451 8370 for more info.