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Renovations that Improve Insulation & Heat Retention

Improving your home's insulation and heat retention is essential for energy efficiency and Reducing Your Bills. So here are our renovation tips, as well as how Wiser's Smart Heating can help eliminate energy wastage. 

How does insulation work? 

Insulation is essentially a protective layer that you add to your home to maintain the desired temperature indoors. Because up to half of the heat in your home can escape through the surfaces, more insulation means that rooms will be Warmer in the Winter and cooler in the Summer. Thus, it contributes significantly to energy efficiency as the ‘leakier’ a building is, the higher the heating costs will be. 

The types of insulation that you can install in your home include: 

  • Cavity wall insulation – Prevents up to a third of your heat escaping 

  • Solid wall insulation – Improves the Heat Retention of Older Homes 

  • Roof insulation – Stops up to a quarter of your energy wastage 

  • Floor insulation – Important for keeping your ground floor rooms warm 

  • Window and door insulation – Double and triple glazed windows are common household features 

  • Draught-proofing – Filling any holes or cracks can be hugely cost-effective 

  • Insulating pipes – Pipes, along with tanks and radiators, can lose heat quickly without insulation 

What should you target? 

Ideally, all your home’s surfaces should be fitted with some form of insulation. But, given that they can contribute to the most heat loss, starting with the walls and roof is recommended. As it’s relatively cheap and easy to do yourself, draught-proofing, as well as pipe and insulation should also be a priority. Meanwhile, fitting double or triple glazed windows is an essential long-term investment for a Green Home

Simple fixes to increase heat retention 

With the Current Energy Price Crisis pushing up the cost of living, many people are looking for simple ways to lower their bills. And when it comes to heat retention, there are affordable, cost-effective ways to improve your home such as: 

How can smart heating help? 

Smart thermostats give you increased control over your home’s heating. Tools such as scheduling, Smart Modes, Insights and Heat Reports ensure that you’re able to manage your energy usage to improve heat retention. Smart heating can also allow for Room-to-Room Control so that you can avoid heating spaces when they’re not in use. This can all add up to £450* per year off your energy bills with a Wiser smart heating system. 

You can find out How Wiser Works Here for more information. 

*When compared to the basic heating controls of a Class I room thermostat