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How to Insulate a Bungalow on a Budget: 5 Savvy SolutionsBy admin
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Wondering how to insulate a bungalow on a budget? Look no further! We have 5 savvy solutions that will help to reduce your energy bills and keep your bungalow at a comfortable temperature-whatever the weather outside!
Why Insulate Your Bungalow?
Before we get into details, it’s important to decide if your home is in need of insulation and why it’s worth spending your budget on this home improvement.
Insulation works to prevent heat loss in the home, it also helps to prevent heat gain. Insulation is an easy way of making a dramatic improvement to the energy efficiency of the home, which has two benefits:
- The cost of heating and cooling the home is reduced (saving you money on energy bills).
- The home is far more comfortable for the occupants, with cold spots and draughts removed.
Insulation can save a large amount of money, improve the saleability of a bungalow but perhaps most importantly, make the home warm and cosy during winter and cool during the summer.
If your home is expensive to heat up and loses heat quickly its highly likely that the insulation requires replacing or is completely lacking in the home.
Start With The Windows…
A suitable place to start when wondering how to insulate a bungalow on a budget is with the windows. Windows allow heat to escape and frigid air to seep into the home. Insulating windows will make an enormous difference to the energy efficiency of the property.
Ideally, windows need to be double or triple glazed. Cheaper ways of improving the insulation on windows are:
- Check around the window frame and repair any gaps or cracks that are allowing air to escape.
- If double or triple glazing is out of the question investigate using plastic film as an alternative.
…Then Work Your Way Down To The Doors
After examining the windows, the next logical step is to inspect the doors of your home. All doorways need to have doors or at least a curtain to stop heat from escaping the room. Start by closing all doors throughout the home-and ensuring they remain that way throughout the day.
You may find that you don’t need to heat some rooms as they are not really used. If this is the case, it’s important to keep the radiators on very low during the colder months in order to prevent damp and condensation from causing problems.
For particularly cold rooms you could consider having two window dressings in place, or even three, combining a blind with two sets of curtains. Remember to visit each room in the home daily to open and close the curtains at the right times
Drive Out Draughts The Easy Way
Explore each room of the home and look for draughts. You are probably already aware of several throughout the bungalow as they will make you cold and uncomfortable. Typical sources of draughts include:
- The bottom of doors
- Door frames and window frames
- The base of skirting boards
- Keyholes and letter boxes
- Cracks in walls and ceilings
Draughts can be easily fixed or at least covered temporarily. Installing a key hole cover and using draught excluders can make a world of difference.
Invest In Thermal Curtains and Blinds
Insulate each room in the home by replacing older, inefficient window coverings with more efficient alternative. These days it’s easy to find thermal curtains and blinds in a wide variety of styles and designs.
For particularly cold rooms you could consider having two window dressings in place, or even three, combining a blind with two sets of curtains. Remember to visit each room in the home daily to open and close the curtains at the right times.
- Close the curtains as soon as the sun begins to rise and when it begins to set.
- Open the curtains to allow the sunshine in the home, this will work to heat up the space.
Seek Out Spray Foam Insulation!
When asking how to insulate a bungalow on a budget it’s important to consider insulation. Spray foam insulation is particularly effective, efficiency and suitable for all budgets.
The benefit of spray foam insulation is that it is one of the most effective ways of reducing the energy bills in a home, saving money each month for the next 25 years!
Home Logic are experts when it comes to bungalow insulation. The investment might feel substantial, but it costs nothing to receive a quote or request a free site survey.
The cost may surprise you. Home Logic Spray Foam is perfect for many properties as it is only applied where it’s needed.
The application is quick, and the spray foam insulation begins working immediately.
Ask Home Logic for a free, no obligation quotation for spray foam insulation by calling the friendly experts on 0800 1700 636. Alternatively, simply click the button below to get in touch with our team today!
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