A RECENT study proves that the energy savvy should insulate their homes to reap more financial benefits.
The study by energy firm npower has revealed that 85 per cent of over 55s and 61 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds try to be energy efficient in the home.
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Considering these results the National Insulation Association (NIA) is outlining the importance of insulation to this cause.
A spokesman for the NIA said: “Home insulation is the single most effective method of saving money and carbon on domestic energy bills.
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“An astounding 59 per cent of heat can be lost through un-insulated walls and roofs.”
The Energy Saving Trust reports that by installing cavity wall insulation, savings of up to £140 per year can be made, with £180 savings per year from loft insulation.
Draught-proofing windows and doors can also save £30 per year. The savings are even greater when insulating solid walls – up to £490 per year.
Neil Marshall, chief executive of the NIA, said: “According to the Energy Saving Trust, installing cavity wall and loft insulation together costs on average £800 which pay for themselves in less than three years.
“Not only will savvy householders be saving money on their energy bills, but they’ll also be helping the environment with the carbon savings that continue year on year.”