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How much heat is lost through the roof?

How much heat is lost through the roof

In this article we are going to run you through how much heat is lost through the roof, and how we can help you save A LOT of money on your heating bills.. So let's get right into it!

At Home Logic, if we can show our customers how to slow down the rate at which heat leaves their homes, then we can help them save money. Simple!

How much heat is lost through a roof?

25% of the heat from your boiler will be lost through the roof of your home

Give or take, about 25% of the heat produced by your boiler will escape through the roof of your home.

About 35% of the heat will escape through the walls and through gaps, in and around windows and doors, and about 10% of heat will disappear through the floor.

Collectively the roof, walls (+ windows and doors) and the floor are known as the “thermal envelope”.

If you can slow this movement of heat from inside the house, through the thermal envelope, to the external environment, you can dramatically reduce your energy bills.

How much heat is lost through the roof

Stop Heat Exiting Through the Roof

Install loft insulation in the roof space. This is the best solution for energy efficiency in the home – it is cheap, easy to do and the payback can be just two years or less.

You will need to decide if you want a warm loft or a cool loft, and what exactly you want to do with the loft space (for example do you want to store boxes up there or be able to walk around?)

Stop Heat Leaving Through the Walls

Walls tend to come in two forms – solid walls and cavity walls.

As a rule of thumb, properties built prior to 1930 will have solid walls and anything built after will have cavity walls.

Cavity walls are easy to insulate; the walls are injected with insulating material, which slows the movement of heat across it. This is a cheap and well worth doing, again with a relatively quick payback – however a professional will need to install this for you.

If you have solid walls, things are more complicated – there is no cavity that can be filled, so the walls need to be insulated either externally or internally.

This is costly and externally, it involves cladding (so you will lose the feel of the brick). Meanwhile, if you opt for insulation internally, you will lose some floor space.

Insulating your walls is worth doing since it accounts for the biggest source of heat loss.

How much heat is lost through the roof

Produce Your Own Energy

Everyone likes the idea of being energy self-sufficient. Having solar panels that provide you with all your electricity means you can wave goodbye to the energy companies.

In practice this is very hard due to the limitations of energy storage. However these technologies will help you reduce your reliance on the grid.

Electricity is expensive; it has gone up 10% each year for the last 8 years. Any way of lessening your demand on grid electricity can only be beneficial to insulate yourself from future price increases.The Government are also offering a Feed-in Tariff at the moment, which pays you for every unit of electricity you produce, regardless of whether you use it in your home or sell it back to the grid.

This combined with energy savings and export tariffs will produce a return of 12% or more – substantially better than a high street bank and guaranteed for 20 years.

Halt Heat Loss For Good With the Aide Of Icynene!

Icynene spray foam insulation is a revolutionary insulation method that has guaranteed savings with an estimate of up to 35% on heating costs for property owners. As very few insulation products offer the same level of cost savings, Icynene dominates the insulation market.

Spray foam insulation from Home Logic can be used in a huge range of properties. The material is water blown and will expand quickly up to 100 times bigger than its initial size. Icynene is so versatile it can be used to insulate the most complex of buildings regardless of size.

Our insulation is safe to install in a vast selection of properties as it does not contain any harmful or toxic ingredients.

The insulation product does not accumulate dirt and dust particles nor will it absorb water due to the airtight nature of Icynene. Mould and condensation will also be a thing of the past with our spray foam insulation. Icynene is also BBA approved.

Interested in saving on your home energy bills? Find out how with Icynene Spray foam Insulation from Home Logic. Give our talented team of spray foam experts a call today on 0800 1700 636 to get the ball rolling on your insulation upgrade!