Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CLERKENWELL, England - May 20, 2016 - The UK Government has been encouraging property owners for some time now to insulate their homes so that they are as energy efficient as possible. They have done this in various ways including through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which is part of the Green Deal project. This project is a stream of funding whereby energy companies offer insulation measures, along with other energy efficient improvements, at a lower cost or free, providing various criteria are met. Getting insulation installed at your property for free can seem like the perfect deal. But, is it really free?
You get what you pay for…….
A lot of people look for funded loft insulation. After all, if you can get something free of charge, why would you want to pay for it? What you need to realise is that not all insulation is equal. There are different materials and techniques that are used. If an inefficient method of insulation is provided, are you really going to be saving the money that is promised? Yes, you may have had insulation installed free of charge, but the money you will lose over time means that you lose out in the end. Instead, if you pay for the best insulation, the cost savings you make on a month-to-month basis will quickly outweigh any potential savings advertised by government-funded plans.
Out with the old, and fibreglass is certainly getting on..
This is why looking for funded insulation for your home is not advised. Why? Because if you go down this route, you will end up with outdated and inefficient fibreglass insulation in your home. Fibreglass was invented in the 1930’s; we have progressed astronomically since then, so that fact alone should set off alarm bells in your head. There are many issues associated with fibreglass. Firstly, this is particularly vulnerable to moisture, which in turn means the R-value decreases and it leads to regular growth of mould. For those who are unaware, the R-value relates to the effectiveness of insulation, which means that you will experience fewer and fewer benefits of fibreglass insulation as time passes by. Also, the manufacturing process is not particularly green, which goes against the whole energy efficient stance. To make matters worse, it’s also believed that fibreglass can contain carcinogens, i.e. cancer-causing materials. Inhaling small fibres could be bad for your health.
You would be much better off looking for a company that provides lcynene insulation. This is 50 per cent more efficient, and thus you can immediately see that you will actually save more money by going for this option. Other advantages include the fact that you will add resale value to your home if you come to sell it. You will also reduce the amount of moisture, pollutants, and allergens entering your property. Extensive testing has also proved that health risks associated with other types of insulation are not found within lcynene. In fact, it is proven to improve air quality. It can also help to prevent mould and the longevity of this insulation ensures you don’t have to worry about the cost of repairs or replacement.
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