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Reducing home heat loss

If you want to reduce your carbon emissions and keep your energy bills low, installing insulation or draught-proofing will reduce heat loss.

There are many simple yet effective ways to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills.

Even little fixes around the home can mount up to significant savings in your energy bills. For example, fitting your hot water cylinder with an insulating jacket will save you £40 a year in Great Britain (GB) and £45 in Northern Ireland (NI) in heating costs. You’ll also lower your annual carbon emissions by 155kg in GB and 215kg in NI.

Whether you are 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.

How to tackle insulation problems

We’ve been encouraging people to insulate their homes for over two decades now, and many millions of homes have been insulated in that time. If you were faced with problems due to a botched installation job, our blog offers advice on what to do about it.

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