Worried about your high heating bill? Are you trying to figure out ways to reduce it? If so, all you may need to do is get a wall cavity insulation done.
What is it?
A wall cavity is nothing but the gap between two layers of brick on your external wall. These cavities cause a certain level of heat loss from your home. In order to retain the heat and reduce carbon emission, wall cavity insulation is done. The insulation is nothing but a material such as cellulose insulation, glass wool, foam, plastic beads, polyurethane and so on which is filled into the cavity to prevent unnecessary heat loss and convection. This, in turn, reduces the energy needed to heat your home and thus reduces bills.
How can you tell if your wall needs cavity insulation?
The age of the house says a lot when it comes to wall cavity insulation. People built houses with empty cavities between the 1920s to the 1980s after which the government introduced insulation to the building material. Therefore, if your house was built around that time it is highly possible that it has wall cavities. Besides, the thickness of the wall may also indicate I there are cavities present. If your wall is around 260 mm thick, then cavities could be a possibility. Another way of checking is to see the brick pattern of your outer wall. If all the bricks look the same and have only the long side seen then it may have wall cavities.
Who to contact for insulation needs
Although wall cavity insulation is not a very difficult process, it can hamper your lifestyle it done not well. It can cause numerous problems like dampness, seeping of water and long-term damage to your property unless a high-quality job is done. It is very important to get it professionally done from trustworthy companies with certified installers. In addition, not all wall cavities require insulation; only a professional will be able to assess it well. Further, certain companies under ‘Government Energy Saving Scheme’ do this insulation for free and if it is done professionally, wall cavity insulation can help you save up to 35 percent of your heating bill.
So stop wasting your money on high heating bills and call your nearest wall cavity insulation company as soon as you can. That’s your best option!