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Have you ever wondered if your home insulation is living up to its full potential?

Dive into our latest blog where we debunk common myths surrounding home insulation. Uncover the truth and learn how insulation lowers your fuel bills all year long.

Debunking common myths about insulation in the UK

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When it comes to making home improvements, insulation often takes centre stage for its crucial role in improving energy efficiency and maintaining a comfortable living environment. However, several myths and misconceptions about insulation remain – so let’s debunk some of the most common in circulation.


Myth 1: Insulation is only good for keeping your home warm in winter

Without a doubt, well-fitted insulation keeps your home toasty and fuel bills low all winter long. What many people don’t realise is that insulation regulates indoor temperatures all year round, keeping things cool and comfortable in the summer, and warm in the winter. This helps to cut the need for heating or cooling (and related energy consumption) in every season.

Myth 2: Insulating a home is too expensive

Depending on the size of the house and the type of insulation you choose, your long-term energy savings will outweigh the initial investment if the insulation is installed to a professional standard. As an example, according to the Energy Saving Trust, you can save up to £485 per year if you install cavity wall insulation in your property.

Not convinced yet? There are also various government schemes and grants in the UK that are designed to make insulation more financially accessible for homeowners.

Myth 3: Insulation causes dampness

No, insulation does not lead to damp issues. In fact, proper insulation, correct installation, and adequate ventilation should help to prevent moisture problems by controlling condensation and creating a consistent and comfortable indoor environment. That is why we carry out mandatory ventilation checks on your cavity walls and loft before installing your insulation.

Myth 4: All insulation materials are equal

While the purpose of all forms of insulation remains the same – to regulate your in-house temperature, lower your fuel bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency – insulation materials can vary greatly, depending on their qualities and chemical composition. For cavity wall insulation, we use a specialised non-combustible glass mineral wool that is also water-repellant, rot-proof, and non-toxic in the event of a fire. This makes the product safe, and durable in all weather conditions. Our product of choice for lofts is non-itch, with no volatile chemicals, and releases very little dust, making your insulated space more usable and valuable.

Myth 5: Insulation is a DIY project for all

All cavity wall insulation projects require professional competency and expertise; however, some customers may opt to install their loft insulation as a DIY project. But without the right knowledge, tools and techniques, insulating your own loft can be hard work, and even dangerous. Not only that, incorrect installation can also compromise the insulation’s effectiveness.

Find out more about the disadvantages of DIY insulation.

Ready to find out more?

If you’re considering home insulation and have more questions, please feel welcome to get in touch with us – you can also book your free no-obligation survey