You could be losing as much as 35% of your heating through the roof, walls and windows of your property.
Roof and loft insulation
In an poorly insulated or uninsulated property up to a 1/4 of the heat is lost through the roof.
Insulating the roof cavity is an effective way to save energy and reduce your overall heating bills.
Loft insulation is long life and is rated as effective for at least 40 years.
If you currently have no loft insulation and we install the recommended 270mm depth you could save around £110 a year on your heating bills and nearly 1 tonne of CO2 per year.
Contact your AmberGreen Energy Consultant for more information. If you need insulation it’s worth doing as it will pay for itself over and over again.
Cavity wall insulation
For properties built after 1920 it is likely that there will be a cavity between your exterior walls.
If you deploy cavity wall insulation to fill this gap it will keep the property warmer longer, saving energy and costs.
It can also have the added benefit of reducing condensation build up in the house if this has been a problem.
If your property does not have cavity insulation and we install a bonded bead. A detached property could save up to £250 per annum in heating costs.
Energy performance certificates
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For information about Scotland, see additional information below.
All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK which are on the market to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you are a home owner then AmberGreen can help you get an EPC as a means to identify ways to save money on your energy bills with renewable energy and insulation.
What are EPCs?
EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and give it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient).
The EPC will also state what the energy efficiency rating could be if improvements are made, and highlights cost-effective ways to achieve a better rating. Once produced, EPCs are valid for ten years.
Why get an EPC?
If you’re selling or renting out a domestic property or commercial building, you must get an approved Domestic Energy Assessor to produce the EPC. EPCs needs to be available to potential buyers.
EPCs & the Feed-in-Tariff
From 1 April 2012, customers in England, Wales and Scotland wishing to get payments under the government’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) for solar PV will need to be able to prove that their home has an EPC rating of band D or above to receive FITs at the standard rate. You will therefore need to be able to produce your existing EPC (as long as it is less than ten years old) or obtain a new one.
Insulation check list:
Have you at least 270mm of insulation in your loft?
Have you a cavity wall built after 1920, is it insulated?
Do you have an EPC certificate with a D Rating or above?
If the answer is NO to any of the above questions, please ask your AmbeGreen Energy Consultant about some of our insulating solutions.