When people think of insulation, they often think of big projects like external wall insulation or internal wall insulation, but they often forget about cavity wall insulation. It is one the most cost-effective and hassle-free options for improving your energy efficiency. With us all spending more time at home it could be a sensible option for those looking to save money on their fuel bills.
What are cavity walls?
Cavity walls are hollow walls (two walls with a gap in between, labelled the cavity). Mainly existing in houses built after the 1920s, the outer wall is made from brick whilst the inner wall tends to made of brick or concrete.
Insulation involves drilling several holes into your property’s external walls and then injecting the cavity wall with material that insulates the heat. But is it right for you and your home? Here are four key benefits of cavity wall insulation.
1) Hassle free
Cavity wall insulation is one of the easiest forms of improving your energy eficiency. Insulating material stops heat escaping in the cavity by filling the air gap in between the bricks, trapping the remaining air. As a result, heat transfer is dramatically slowed, meaning your home will stay warmer for much longer. The entire process normally takes around two hours (an average calculated by our specialist contractors), but of course this depends on the size of the house and other factors like the ease of access. This means no mess indoors and minimal disruption to your household.
2) Saves you money!
Zing estimates savings of up to £200 per year on energy bills. Over a decade, you will have saved £2,000 (in fact, paying for the installation at least ten times over). This represents remarkable value for a solution so simple. While people might think an expensive heating system or new boiler is the solution for combating the cold, the reality can be far simpler. Rather than creating more heat and expending energy by turning on the heating, you can achieve the same thing by stopping heat leaving the property.
3) You may be eligible for a grant
There are a variety of schemes that may mean you can get a grant and even have the insulation fitted free of charge. This depends on whether you are on benefits or the type of property you reside in. Cavity wall insulation can work very well in conjunction with other methods. Find our more about energy grants available.
4) Reduces your carbon footprint
Stopping heat escaping out through walls really is one of the simplest things you can do to reduce your energy footprint. By ensuring heat loss is minimised, you won’t need to use as much electricity or gas, limiting CO2 emissions.
Get in contact with one of our experts today to find out how you can benefit from one of the easiest and quickest methods of improving insulation.