Press Release:
NIA advises householders to insulate as cold weather snap continues

Release Date 02 April 2013

As the Met Office has warned the cold weather could last until the end of April the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to protect themselves against the cold by insulating without delay.

The NIA report that up to 60% of heat can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs. However, with the right measures put in place, householders could be making their home as warm and comfortable as it can and reduce fuel bills by insulating their homes from the cold. The savings to be made on fuel bills are significant - by simply installing cavity wall and loft insulation, the Energy Saving Trust reports savings of up to £320* per year can be made. The savings are even greater for insulating solid walls and lofts up to £655** per year.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA, commented: "Home insulation is the single most effective method to stop heat escaping and save money on domestic fuel bills, with savings continuing year on year! Not only will householders have a more comfortable and warm home but they will be saving carbon from day one."

Householders are advised to contact an NIA member today who can advise them on the most appropriate and efficient method possible of insulating their home.

To find a local NIA member, householders and landlords should visit the NIA website or call 08451 636363.

* Based on adding cavity wall insulation (CWI) (saving around £140 per year) and loft insulation (LI) of 270mm (saving around £180 per year). Savings based on an uninsulated three bed semi-detached gas heated house. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.

** Estimated savings if an uninsulated home installed Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) (saving of around £475) and Loft Insulation (LI) (saving around £180) to the recommended depth of 270mm - based on a three bed gas heated semi-detached house. Figures from the Energy Saving Trust.


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