Home in­su­la­tion sav­ings ‘con­tinue year on year’

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

WITH cur­rent UK weather tem­per­a­tures fall­ing, the Na­tional In­su­la­tion As­so­ci­a­tion (NIA) is re­in­forc­ing the ben­e­fits of home in­su­la­tion and urg­ing house­hold­ers to act now.

Neil Mar­shall, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the NIA, said the UK had been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a mild win­ter, but it was im­por­tant to be pre­pared for cold snaps.

He said: “We are urg­ing home­own­ers to be pre­pared and in­su­late their prop­er­ties.

“The NIA ad­vises that around 60 per cent of heat can be lost through unin­su­lated walls and roofs; but with the right mea­sures put in place, house­hold­ers could be keep­ing this valu­able heat in their homes.

“Cav­ity wall in­su­la­tion can be in­stalled in just a few hours, isn’t dis­rup­tive to house­hold­ers and the ben­e­fits are im­me­di­ate.

“There are over seven mil­lion house­holds in the UK that have solid walls rather than cav­ity walls that can ben­e­fit from home in­su­la­tion too.

“Solid wall in­su­la­tion can be ap­plied on the out­side or in­side of the walls mean­ing it can be in­stalled in a wide va­ri­ety of prop­er­ties.

“There are other ben­e­fits too, in ad­di­tion to lower en­ergy bills; it will be eas­ier to heat, im­prove the ap­pear­ance of the prop­erty and sound proof­ing, re­sult­ing in a more com­fort­able home to live in.”

The NIA urges house­hold­ers con­sid­er­ing home in­su­la­tion to only use NIA-reg­is­tered in­stall­ers for added re­as­sur­ance and peace of mind as they meet strin­gent mem­ber­ship cri­te­ria and are all signed up to its strict Code of Pro­fes­sional Prac­tice.

Neil added: “Home in­su­la­tion is the sin­gle most ef­fec­tive way of sav­ing money on do­mes­tic en­ergy bills, with sav­ings con­tin­u­ing year on year mean­ing pay­back pe­ri­ods can be as lit­tle as five years.”

To help house­hold­ers find a lo­cal NIA-reg­is­tered in­staller there is a post­code lo­ca­tor on the NIA web­site which en­ables house­hold­ers to lo­cate in­stall­ers by prox­im­ity to their home. Also avail­able are a free sur­vey and quotation, plus ad­vice on any help that is avail­able to pay for the in­su­la­tion.

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