If you have found that you have been struck with higher energy bills than normal this winter time then you are not alone. Rises in fuel prices have meant that a lot of energy customers have had some big bills this year and many people are looking at ways in which they can reduce the energy consumption in their home and as a result they are finding that they are having reduced bills.
One of the most cost effective ways that you can keep your house energy efficient is through additional insulation. Older houses are very draughty as they are not properly insulated and they therefore lose a lot of their heat unnecessarily. This can make large older houses very expensive to run in the winter. There is something that you can do though. You can hire experts to lay additional insulation in your loft, as research has found that most of the heat from the home escapes from a badly insulated loft.
You can also fit extra cavity wall insulation which plugs up any spaces in your walls and therefore makes it harder for the heat to escape, saving you money.
If you do decide to add extra insulation to your home to make it more energy efficient then it has been proven to last around an additional 40 years, so you will be getting a lot of reduction in your spending on energy bills over the years – alongside more efficient lighting and appliances, it really is something worth considering!
If you do decide that you would like to do this then make sure you that you get several quotes from reputable companies. It is very important that you use a company that has trained staff because if it is not done properly then you might find that the insulation is not as effective as you expected it to be and therefore you will not save as much money as you had hoped.