The UK’s energy prices increased rapidly last year, and energy bills could rise again when the current price cap expires in April. Experts have predicted that the price cap may increase by more than 50%. There is, however, some good news for the construction industry, as insulation may be the solution homeowners need this winter. Good insulation can make a big difference, and in fact, it can cut your customers’ energy bills by £500 a year. As a construction company, you can provide good insulation to help customers cut costs and stay warm this winter.

Insulation 101

Your customers need to understand how insulation works to understand its value and how it can benefit them now and in the future. Insulation is the process of covering areas in a home to stop heat from escaping or entering a house, and this keeps warm air in and cold air out. Without insulation, heaters have to use more energy to keep a room warm, increasing energy bills unnecessarily. When insulation is installed, you don’t need as much heat to keep a room warm, making it an energy-efficient solution.

Key areas to focus on

There are various options available for insulation, but some are more efficient than others. To help customers reduce their energy bills, focus on providing insulation services for areas where heat commonly escapes in homes.

Wall insulation

Without wall insulation, homes can lose around 35% of heat through walls. Solid or cavity wall insulation can be used to stop heat from escaping. Cavity wall insulation is relatively cheap, and most homes in the UK have cavity walls nowadays. Homes with solid walls can have insulation installed inside or outside the property, saving homeowners up to £375 a year.

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