Are you worried about your heating bills as we head towards the colder months? If so, you need to consider loft insulation.
This will not only improve your home’s thermal performance, but also enhance comfort and reduce heat loss. And the best part? You may be eligible for free insulation through the government’s ECO4 scheme.
What is loft insulation?
Loft insulation is an extra layer that helps to cut down heat loss through your roof. 25% of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home, making insulating your loft an effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.
Loft insulation is a non-intrusive method. It offers homeowners the opportunity to upgrade their insulation without major construction work and can be a valuable investment for long-term energy savings.
Heat rises, and by adding insulation material to your loft, you can create a thermal barrier that prevents heat from escaping, keeping your home warmer for longer. Whatever type of roof you have it is likely that it can be insulated.
There are various types of insulation available which can be suitable for different situations. Our insulation experts at Eclipse Energy will assess your loft space and recommend the best solution for your home to maximise the savings you will make on your energy bills.
How much could loft insulation save me on energy costs?
Firstly, not only will correctly installed loft insulation last up to 40 years. Secondly, it can significantly reduce your energy bills every year over that time too. Thus, making it one of the best energy saving measures you can take to save money on your heating bills.
According to the Energy Savings Trust, a loft insulated with 270mm of loft insulation could save you up to £475 per year on heating bills and reduce your carbon dioxide output by up to 1000kg. You can read the Energy Saving Trust article here.
Estimate Savings by home type based on insulating a gas-heated home with a totally uninsulated loft (0mm) with 270mm of loft insulation:
- Mid-terrace house
£260 per year on energy bills
550kg Carbon Dioxide
- Semi-detached house
£285 per year on energy bills
620kg Carbon Dioxide
- Detached house
£475 per year on energy bills
1000kg Carbon Dioxide
- Detached Bungalow house
£470 per year on energy bills
1000kg Carbon Dioxide
But here’s the exciting part – you may be eligible for free loft insulation through the ECO4 scheme. This government-funded initiative aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes across the country. By meeting certain criteria, such as being a homeowner with a low household income or receiving government benefits, you can take advantage of this funding opportunity.
It’s a fantastic chance to enhance your home’s energy efficiency without incurring any costs – no strings attached!
The benefits of loft insulation are:
- energy savings and lower energy bills
- reduce heat loss
- create a more comfortable living environment throughout the year
- enhanced comfort in your home
How do I apply for the ECO4 Scheme?
So, how can you get started with insulation through the ECO4 scheme? The first step is to check your eligibility by giving us a call on 01422 414850.
It’s the quickest way to check your eligibility. However, you can also fill out a form on our website if you prefer.
Our experienced team will guide you through the process of claiming your free funding, right through to completion of the work.
Act now and take advantage of the free funding available through the ECO4 scheme. Contact us today!