Reducing Home Heat Loss In Winter

Does your house lose heat fast during winter? Want to cut down your winter energy bills? This infographic provides great tips on reducing home heat loss.

In many homes insulation is the most practical and cost effective way to make a house more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter and saving up to 40 per cent in heating and cooling bills.
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The Gist Of This Infographic
Winters are all about keeping warm, particularly while in the comfort of our homes. The problem is that winters are getting colder and utility costs are on the rise. As a result, it is becoming increasingly expensive to keep warm during those long winter months. While the average winter heating bill per household varies with the type of fuel used, one thing is certain – our winter fuel costs are rising.

Average Heating Bill

As homeowners, what can we do to mitigate these rising costs? Well, there is good news: it is estimated that up to 50% of the energy we use for keeping warm is actually wasted. In other words, we can cut our heating bills in half simply by adopting a few energy-saving strategies during winter time. As per this infographic, we must focus on reducing the amount of heat energy that escapes from our homes through the roof, walls, windows and doors.

Note: this infographic was developed by UK company Cast Fireplaces. While all values are in British pounds, the ideas conveyed are applicable in any country where winter season is prominent.

The Importance Of Insulation
Did you know that up to 50% of the energy we use to heat or cool our homes can simply leak out of due to poor insulation? Because of inadequate insulation, we’re paying for twice as much energy as we actually need. Insulation efficiency is critical to homeowners because it helps to:

  • reduce energy expenditure and cut down our energy bills
  • reduce energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • eliminate over-dependence on heating and cooling systems
  • improve the overall comfort of your home.
  • provide additional benefits, like better soundproofing.

So if you’re looking to take on a home improvement project that will earn you a decent ROI, why not invest in inspecting and improving your house’s insulation? You’ll reap in the form of cost savings, and you’ll feel warm and cozy while doing so.

Start Your DIY Insulation Project: “Roofing & Insulation” by Mike Lawrence

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