Don't let the cold weather bite!
PUBLISHED: 00:16 02 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:15 20 February 2013
The record low temperatures reported across the UK for November are an early indication of the long and extremely cold months ahead.
The record low temperatures reported across the UK for November are an early indication of the long and extremely cold months ahead. In fact, in some parts of Wales it was actually colder than Greenland so those householders who failed to check out their home insulation earlier in the year will no doubt be really feeling the frost bite.
The National Insulation Association (NIA) advises that its never too late to reap the benefits of home insulation and, while summer is often considered the optimum time for installation, you dont need to sit and suffer for the rest of the winter as there is still time to rectify your homes energy performance.
Just as your body quickly loses heat if you venture into the cold without extra clothes, un-insulated roofs and walls are letting more than 40 percent of your homes energy escape so it is common sense to add a few layers. Also, with soaring energy bills and further increases on the horizon, householders should really question whether they can afford to allow this alarming rate of heat loss to continue.
Cavity wall and loft insulation is straight forward and simple to install, not only making a warmer, cosier home, but dramatically reducing energy bills too. In fact the average household can save around 265 per year and insulation pays for itself within two years meaning you continue to save money year on year.
To find out if your home is adequately insulated and how you can improve its energy efficiency, contact a member of the NIA for a free survey. All members of the NIA are governed by a strict Code of Professional Practice and are experienced to recommend the most suitable insulation option for your home as well as information about grants and subsidies you may be eligible for.
Visit www.nationalinsulationassociation.org.uk to find your nearest NIA installer.