Winter has set in and gas and electric bills are going up, so you may be wondering if your home is as well insulated as it should be. Trying to keep as much heat inside your home is as important as ever in these colder months. Escaping heat from badly insulated houses can increase heating bills by up to £250 per year.*
So what does loft insulation do?
Generally speaking, loft insulation is placed in between the joists that make up your highest ceiling (or indeed, the loft floor). The insulation prevents heat from the home escaping into the loft. Assuming you don’t have a loft conversion, most homes do not have roof insulation between the rafters. This means that heat that escapes into the loft is lost through the roof.
How can I tell if I am losing heat through my roof?
There are a number of things you can do.