Is your home in need of insulation?

As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, ensuring your home is a cosy space becomes a top priority. Your home should be a sanctuary that regulates itself, maintaining a pleasing and comfortable temperature all year round. Let’s dive in and decode the signals your home might be sending you.

Firstly, it’s essential to understand what insulation is and how it works. Insulation is the process of trapping heat inside your house by covering areas exposed to the outside, such as roofs, floors, and walls.

UK homes are the worst insulated in Europe, in one study losing on average 3C over 5 hours. It compares poorly to countries like Norway and Germany, where homes lost just 0.9C and 1C, respectively, over the same period. Homes in the UK had the highest rate of heat loss, with heating systems having to work harder to compensate, hitting homeowners with high energy bills. (Source: Tado)

But why are UK homes so poorly insulated? One factor responsible is our housing stock. Houses, built pre-1925, mainly consisted of solid external walls, making insulation more difficult due to being more expensive.

Here are three key signs that your home might need insulation:

Higher energy bills than necessary

The first and most noticeable sign that your home lacks proper insulation is a spike in energy bills. If you are scared to look at your monthly statement, your home might be inefficiently losing heat in the winter and struggling to stay cool in the summer. Insulation acts as a barrier, preventing heat from escaping during the colder months and keeping your home cooler in the summer.

High-temperature variation between rooms

Another red flag that your home lacks insulation is a noticeable difference in temperature between various rooms. If you find yourself bundling up in the living room while breaking a sweat in the bedroom, it is a clear indication that heat is not evenly distributed. Insulation helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home, ensuring that every room is equally comfortable.

Cold drafts

Feel a chill in the air, even when all windows and doors are tightly closed? Cold drafts are an all-telling sign that your house needs insulation. It commonly occurs when there are gaps around door and window frames. Insulation acts as a barrier against outside elements, preventing cold air from coming in and warm air from escaping.

Don’t let your home suffer in silence! By recognizing these three signs, you can take the first step toward making your space more comfortable and energy efficient. Invest in insulation today!

If you are interested in knowing more about Breathaplasta Thermal and how it can help insulate your home, please check out more here or contact us at or 01453 827800.

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