Good insulation is essential if home owners are going to cut the cost of utility bills and with government grants available, it's something that, home owners should consider as an attractive way of saving money easily. Without effective insulation, properties can in some cases lose buyer appeal and value
London, UK (PRWEB) August 14, 2009
With 35 per cent of heat lost through walls and 25 per cent lost through the roof, cavity wall and loft insulation are the best options for most trying to save on heat loss in their homes. Good insulation can also cut a home's carbon footprint by as much as 907kg CO₂ every year.
So why are there still badly insulated homes in the UK? Despite the benefits, there is still a reported 5.5 million homes in the UK in the lowest two bands for energy performance - a problem that the government is looking to solve.
Indeed there are now government grants available to help home owners improve levels of insulation in their homes. The grants usually cover between 40 and 70 per cent of the overall costs but in some cases, (such as for those aged over 70 or on certain types of benefits) individuals can receive a grant for the entire cost of the material and installation.
Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of Ratedpeople.com, commented: "Good insulation is essential if home owners are going to cut the cost of utility bills and with government grants available, it's something that, home owners should consider as an attractive way of saving money easily. Without effective insulation, properties can in some cases lose buyer appeal and value"
In fact, good insulation may become a necessity in order to sell your home in the future; The Energy Saving Trust, in a bid to hit home heating emission targets, has called for owners of poorly insulated homes to be banned from selling or renting their property until adequate energy efficiency measures have been carried out on the property.
Whether seeking anything from local electricians though to garden designers and landscape gardeners, Ratedpeople.com can find interested tradesmen from 25 different trades for home owners who are looking to improve their properties.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.
For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com.
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