EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR HOME'S INSULATION

The winter season will surface, so now is an excellent opportunity to check the insulation in your house. With the massive increases in energy expenses and the ongoing climate failure, adequate insulation in your house has never been more crucial.  It may help you save money on utility bills by over 15%, make your house more energy efficient, and lessen your environmental effects on the earth.  In light of this, this article highlights how to boost your home's insulation.

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Insulate patio doors with foam boards

Patio doors can be avenues for heat loss during winter. Fortunately, you can avoid losing heat by covering the glass with cut-to-size foam boards. This will assist in preventing hot air from escaping and the cold air from leaking back in. When the temperature heats up again, you can easily remove these planks and store them until the following winter.

Doors and windows should be sealed

Damaged windows and door seals are among the primary sources of heat loss, so taking the right steps to prevent this is crucial. New weatherstripping and door sweeps are an easy DIY option for decreasing door energy loss. Both should fill gaps around your windows and under your door, so keep this in mind. If the windows are completely damaged and need to be replaced, purchasing uPVC windows is a good option, as they are designed to prevent heat loss while offering top-notch security.

Pay attention to moisture

Moisture control is an often overlooked part of keeping your house insulated. However, moisture may erode seals and dampen insulation, resulting in compression. Check that your bathroom fans are working correctly and that there is sufficient ventilation throughout your home. If you live where it rains frequently, you may need to install vapour barrier insulation in the crawl space beneath your home.

Use thick carpets to insulate your floors

If you have uncarpeted floors in your house, you know how fast they can get chilly and allow draughts to enter via cracks in your hardwood flooring. Installing thick carpets or rugs around your home may help insulate the floors and keep them warm while avoiding air leaks, so feel free to consider this.

Reduce heat loss with radiator reflectors

When a radiator is positioned on an outside wall of your home, up to 25% of the heat produced will escape through the outside wall. Installing a radiator reflector to direct the heat back into your house and prevent it from escaping through the walls can prove helpful.

Give your water heater an insulation jacket

If you have an outdated water heater or boiler in your house, it may not be efficient. The chilly air around your appliance may cause it to lose heat in cold weather. However, installing an insulating jacket on your water heater or boiler can help insulate it. 


Your home’s insulation contributes to its cosiness and warm ambience. Therefore, paying attention to it becomes expedient. Hopefully, these tips can help you achieve the desired outcome.

5 comments

  1. Yes, it is a good idea to install an insulating jacket on your water heater. If your tank is an older model, check to see if it has insulation with an R-value of at least 24. If it doesn't, you should definitely consider adding insulation. This could reduce heat loss by up to 45% and save you around 10% on water heating costs.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! Only insulating the attic, and not the floors over a basement or crawlspace, walls and windows is one of the most common mistakes people make when trying to save energy around the house.

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  3. An essential tip that complements the article is the importance of regular maintenance of your home's heating system. A well-maintained heating system operates more efficiently, ensuring home's energy efficiency and warmth during cold months. This involves cleaning and replacing filters regularly, checking for leaks in the ductwork, and ensuring the heating system is tuned up by a professional annually.

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  4. I like the idea of using carpets to prevent warmth from escaping through floors! By the way, foam mats present an excellent alternative to traditional carpets for insulation, particularly on cold floors. While they are commonly used in gyms and playrooms and may not be as aesthetically appealing as traditional carpets, they are highly effective for insulating against cold in homes and can be a good option for those who struggle with allergies. Foam mats are also a budget-friendly option compared to carpets or rugs.

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  5. Also, remember to insulate your hot water pipes. By wrapping your hot water pipes with foam pipe insulation, you can reduce heat loss, which means your water heater won't have to work as hard to keep the water warm. This not only improves energy efficiency and reduces your utility bills but also provides hot water faster, which can save water in the long run. It's a simple, cost-effective upgrade that can make a significant difference in your home's overall energy efficiency.

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