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Ceil­ing in­su­la­tion can set­tle down over time and this re­duces its ef­fi­cacy in keep­ing warmth in dur­ing winter. If it has com­pressed to less than 50mm, top­ping up helps.

Gaps in in­su­la­tion also re­duce the ef­fi­ciency of ex­ist­ing in­su­la­tion. A 10% gap can re­duce the over­all R-value of in­su­la­tion by 50%. For ex­am­ple, the area above down­lights, left un­cov­ered usu­ally due to fire safety con­cerns, re­sults in in­su­la­tion gaps. Down­light cov­ers can be retro­fit­ted to al­low bet­ter cov­er­age of in­su­la­tion around these lights.

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