With oil and gas prices remaining high and set to increase even further, now is the time to ensure your home is properly insulated and your valuable heat is retained for longer.
Did you know?
- Over 70% of Irish homes are either uninsulated or inadequately insulated
- Up to 35% of your heat can be lost through uninsulated walls
- Up to 40% of your heat can be lost through uninsulated attics
- Proper insulation will enhance both the comfort levels and energy efficiency of your home
- Current building regulations require 12” of attic insulation (300mm)
- Over 100,000 Irish homes had insulation upgrades last year
- Insulation is the most cost-effective way to improve your BER
- Insulation is the most cost-effective way to increase the value of your home
- All houses built prior to 2006 require insulation upgrades
- Payback on cavity wall insulation and attic insulation can be as little as three years
The introduction of polystyrene board insulation in the late 1970s and early 80s was mandatory in order to comply with the then introduced building regulations. However, the thickness required then was just one inch (25mm).
A number of years, later the thickness requirement was increased to one and a half inches (40mm) and in the mid 90s it was again increased, this time to two and half inches (75mm). Today’s stringent regulations require four inches (100mm) of similar type insulation.
Most houses built between 1982 and 2004 will have some level of wall insulation. However, compared to houses constructed under today’s standards, they will perform very poorly with regard to heat retention and energy efficiency.
This is particularly true in older houses and in houses where the insulation board was carelessly cut and fitted. The thermal performance of these houses can be tremendously improved by the installation of Foam Fill to supplement the existing insulation.
Contact the Insulation Experts TODAY on 1800 64 64 10 to learn how we can save you money on house insulation and your energy bills or to get your free insulation survey and quotation.