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Making the rest of your home work with your heating system

Part four of the Greener Heating Guide

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Getting the best out of your heating system isn’t always as simple as installing it and switching it on. Insulating your home will help your new or existing heating system work as efficiently as possible. By adding insulation to the walls, floors and roof – and by draught-proofing under doors and around windows – you can prevent heat escaping from your home.

There are many simple yet effective ways to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss, lower your heating bills, and cut your home’s carbon emissions.

Whether you’re looking for quick wins around your home or a professional to install insulation, the suggestions below will help maintain a constant temperature in your home.

You can also use Topten UK’s calculator to work out the best energy set up for your home. Give it a try here.

Wall insulation

Did you know that around a third of all heat lost from an uninsulated home escapes through the walls? Find out all you need to know about cavity and solid wall insulation.

Cavity wall insulation

About a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. By properly insulating cavity walls, you…

Solid wall insulation

Insulating your walls helps maintain an even temperature in your home.

Last updated: 20 December 2023