Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Bridlington Homes
For the residents of Bridlington, opportunities to upgrade their homes are vast and rewarding. Solid wall insulation is a significant game-changer, helping homeowners reduce costs and create a more comfortable living space.
What is Solid Wall Insulation?
Many houses, especially those built before the 1920s, have solid walls. Unlike newer homes with a gap in the walls (known as cavity walls), these older homes have walls made of bricks or stone with no gaps in between. This means they often let out more heat, making the house colder and increasing heating bills.
The Issue with Solid Walls
- Heat Escape: Homes with solid walls can lose up to 25% of their heat through the walls.
- Higher Costs: Homeowners can pay more for heating bills without proper insulation.
The Solutions: External and Internal Insulation
There are two ways to insulate solid walls: outside and inside.
External Wall Insulation
Here's how it works:
Application: A layer of insulation is attached to the outside walls.
Cover: The insulation is then covered with protective layers. Homeowners can choose how they want it to look, from smooth to brick-like.
Depth Added: This process adds a thickness of about 70 to 160mm to the outside of the wall. During this, external items like pipes will be temporarily removed and then put back.
Internal Wall Insulation: A Different Approach
If homeowners don't want to change the outside look of their homes, they can opt for internal wall insulation. This involves:
- Techniques Used: Insulation boards or flexible materials are added to the inside walls.
The Big Benefits for Bridlington Homeowners
By choosing to insulate their homes, homeowners can enjoy the following:
Lower Bills: With better insulation, homes stay warmer for longer, saving homeowners around £800 yearly.
Greener Living: Reduced heat loss means less energy is used, making homes more environment-friendly.
The ECO scheme: A Helping Hand
Now, for the best part: homeowners might not have to pay for these improvements themselves!
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is here to help. This scheme allows qualifying Bridlington residents to get their homes insulated for free or significantly reduced cost. And the Eco-Home Network can guide homeowners through this process, ensuring they get the best out of this initiative.
Get Started Today!
Now is the perfect time for Bridlington residents eager to make their homes warmer, more comfortable, and cost-effective. By insulating solid walls, homeowners can enjoy both immediate and long-term benefits. And with the support of the ECO scheme and guidance from the Eco-Home Network, this process is easier and more affordable than ever.
Residents can contact the Eco-Home Network at 0333 577 5852 for more information and to explore the best home insulation options.