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Insulating your home

Winter- Ready Homes: 8 Tips for Canterbury Residents

Good quality insulation helps keep the heat in during winter and out during summer. This makes your house easier and cheaper to heat properly, and more comfortable and healthier to live in.

The priority for insulating your home should be ceiling and underfloor, followed by walls. Lets take a look.

Ceiling insulation

Hot air rises, so making most homes easier and cheaper to heat properly starts with good ceiling insulation. If your home already has ceiling insulation, check that it hasn’t been damaged or moved during house repairs and that it is up to today’s standard. More info 

Underfloor insulation

Good underfloor insulation can make a big difference to how comfortable your home is, and to the size of your energy bills. In homes with accessible underfloor spaces, insulating is relatively cheap and easy to do. More info

Wall insulation

Once you’ve insulated your ceiling and underfloor, installing wall insulation is the next most effective step for reducing heat loss in your home. It’s difficult to check and install wall insulation in existing houses without taking the lining or cladding off, so if you’re renovating take the opportunity to do it. More info

Insulation installers

Use a qualified professional to install or upgrade your insulation, as even small installation faults can compromise its performance or create safety hazards. Here’s a list of quality installers to look through – view list

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