It’s common knowledge that roofs need to be insulated sufficiently to keep in heat and protect your home, but what most of us don’t consider is the need to install flooring insulation too.
Heat travels in all directions (not just up!) and so unless you cover all bases, you’ll find your efforts to keep everything warm will only go so far.
Do you really lose much heat through floors?
Houses can lose around 10% of their warmth through the ground, which is a hefty figure considering it often goes forgotten when it comes to heating and servicing. It’s often considered the last base to cover if you want to truly cut down on your energy bills, but unfortunately not one that everyone gets round to.
Losing 10% of your heat could mean an increase of more than 10% on your energy bills – so if you can solve the problem, it’s definitely worth doing!