6 million homes in Britain have now had cavity
wall insulation installed, and it's easy to see why - it's the
smart way to save money.
The Government regards cavity wall
insulation as one of the most effective energy savings
measures that most people can carry out on their homes and
apart from saving money it's a major contributor to reducing
emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas.
What's more, millions of homeowners will tell you that
insulation is quick, simple and mess free to install, and
cavity wall insulation is a safe reliable system that has been
used for many years and has a proven track record.
External walls account for 35% of heat
loss from the average house, and studies suggest that every
square metre of Cavity Wall Insulation will save more than a
tonne of Carbon Dioxide over the average life of the
building. For a semi detached house with an external wall area
of 80m2, this equates to savings of 80 tonnes or more.
With an uninsulated cavity heat
can easily escape meaning it requires more fuel to
maintain a comfortable temperature.
The insulation present in a filled cavity reduces this heat
loss, making the house warmer or reducing the amount of fuel
required to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Around 10 million homes have empty
cavities that could have CWI installed, allowing
the occupants to enjoy a warmer and cheaper to heat house. Various
Grants and schemes are available to help with the cost, so
there really is no reason not to benefit from a warmer and
cheaper to heat home by contacting a CIGA Registered installer.