Since the 60’s, we as a nation have seen the average temperature of rooms increase significantly. Don’t think this is a bad thing! This is down to the improved insulation in the home, and the increasing popularity of central heating systems.
If you were to compare this with the 1970’s, there was a recorded average room temperature during winter of 12°C. Contrast this with the temperatures of today, where the average internal temperature during winter is around 18°C, with a slight increase in summer to 20°C. This is all down to improved insulation.
This could lead you to ask yourselves what a healthy internal temperature should be. Well, according to WHO (World Health Organisation) standards, the desired internal heat level for an appropriately-dressed, healthy family is around 18°C.
The UK and Met Office’s cold weather estimations means this is a recommended minimum temperature.
Taking all of this on board, here’s how to improve insulation in a house without breaking the bank – or your back!
Why is Insulation So Important?
As with many objects, they only work to their full capacity if they have been set up correctly – a thermostat being no different. Although, even when a thermostat is correctly installed, the level of insulation in your home could impact the amount you spend on energy.
For example, if you combine an outdated boiler with minimal insulation, you’ll effectively be letting all energy that’s generated simply float through the walls of your home.
To put it in layman terms – a poorly insulated home is more susceptible to heat loss. Imagine this scenario – your home isn’t insulated to a workable standard, and you turn your thermostat to 20°C. There is no guarantee your home will reach that temperature due to the poor insulation.
The way around this conundrum is to install more insulation in your walls, floors and loftspace.
Work Miracles with Home Logic Spray Foam
The most effective way to insulate your home is, believe it or not, surprisingly simple! As mentioned briefly above, the loft area is one of the worst culprits for heat loss, with over 25% of heat escaping through the roof of your home.
It is advisable to start from the top and work your way down, in this instance.
Not only will you succeed at keeping the heat in, you’ll be complying with UK building regulations, which stipulate a minimum insulation depth of 270mm as mandatory.
This regulation is in place to ensure that your home is not only comfortable to live in, but also achieves an unrivalled level of thermal efficiency. Save money and do it legally – bonus!
Here at Home Logic, we always recommend our own Home Logic Spray Foam insulation as we see first-hand the benefits it provides to homeowners. However, we believe in shouting the benefits from the rooftops, so below is a list of the most popular benefits among property owners.
Of course, we can provide you with a more bespoke list if you get in contact with us! We apply the spray foam using extremely high-spec hosing equipment, after which it expands on impact and solidifies.
This expansion increases up to 100 times the size upon application, meaning one coat of our spray foam could turn your home into one big thermal blanket. What better way to know how to improve insulation in a house than with a big, metaphorical blanket!