Moving into your dream house can often be a shock as you begin to notice things you did not see in your viewing or that no one mentioned beforehand, For example, the house may take ages to heat up or it’s cold and draughty. This can often be daunting, the cosy home you envisaged does not quite meet your expectations and your new home is costing a fortune to heat. No sooner have you turned the heat off then it is cold again.
Older houses often have very little or no insulation which plays a vital part in keeping your heat in, saving you money on fuel. If you are finding your new home takes quite a long time to heat up and cools down very quickly then you might need to upgrade your insulation.
There are a wide range of Insulation upgrade options to suit all types of homes and wall build ups.
If you have a solid wall build up, a great way of reducing the heat loss through your walls would be fitting external wall insulation. This will not only save you money on heating bill but it will also give the exterior of your home a new fresh look with a new rendered finish. While the work is being carried out the disruption to the occupants is minimal. There is no loss to the internal living space and adds a water proof layer which protects from wind, rain and frost.
For an instant result you can dry line the internal walls of your home. If you are planning on redecorating-this will let you insulate your walls providing a new finish that can be decorated. Depending on the wall type i.e. block or brick there are different boards which can be used to facilitate the different needs.
If you home was built with a cavity wall you can fill it with Kingspan Ecobead. This is a quick and easy option to insulate your walls. Kingspan Ecobead Insulation system is a combination of high performance insulated beads locked into tightly packed honeycomb matrix with a water based adhesive. This process does not affect the interior of your home with no redecorating required afterwards, so if you are looking for a quick and easy option to getting a warmer home Kingspan Ecobead is perfect.
Another areas to look at is the heating system, when was it last serviced? A well serviced boiler is more fuel efficient. A SEAI grant is available for both insulation and boiler upgrades.