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Stay Warm, Save Money: How Insulation Slashes Home Energy Costs

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Jonathan Hill

Insulation: The Gateway to Energy Efficiency

To get straight to the point, insulation is one of the most effective ways to slash your energy bills and make your home or office more comfortable. It's a bit like putting on a warm woolly jumper when it's chilly outside; it keeps the warmth in and the cold out. It works the same way for buildings. In fact, proper insulation can save up to 15% on heating and cooling costs or up to 11% on total energy costs.

The UK experiences a mean annual temperature ranging from about 8.5°C in the north to 11°C in the southwest. That's a considerable amount of chilly weather! Therefore, investing in high-quality insulation is essential, whether you're insulating a new building or retrofitting an existing one.

Wondering where to begin? Let's start by exploring different types of insulation available at Insulation & More.

Types of Insulation

Insulation comes in many forms, each offering unique benefits. Here are a few popular options:

Mineral Wool Insulation

Rockwool mineral wool pipe lagging

Mineral wool insulation, such as that found in our collection of rockwool insulation, is a popular choice for insulation due to its excellent thermal performance and sound absorption qualities. It's also fire-resistant, making it a safe choice for homes and businesses.

Fibreglass Insulation

Fibreglass insulation, another popular choice, is available in our fibreglass pipe insulation collection. It provides excellent thermal resistance and is lightweight, making it easy to install.

Foam Pipe Insulation

Foam pipe insulation is particularly useful for insulating pipes to prevent heat loss and protect against freezing during those colder months.

Rubber Pipe Insulation

For an eco-friendly option, consider rubber pipe insulation. It's durable, flexible, and resistant to moisture and UV rays.

PIR (Polyisocyanurate) Boards

Our collection of PIR (Polyisocyanurate) boards provides high-performance insulation for a variety of applications including walls, floors, and roofs.

How Does Insulation Work?

Insulation works by slowing down the transfer of heat. In simple terms, it keeps warm air inside during the winter and cool air inside during the summer. This means your heating and cooling systems don't have to work as hard, saving you money on energy bills.

Important Factors to Consider

When choosing the right insulation for your needs, consider the following:

  1. Thermal Performance: How well the insulation resists heat flow (measured in R-values).
  2. Sound Control: Some types of insulation also provide soundproofing benefits.
  3. Installation: Ease of installation can impact overall project costs.
  4. Sustainability: Consider the environmental impact of your chosen insulation material.

Where to Install Insulation

Mineral wool insulation in wall cavity insulated home

Insulation can be installed in various parts of a building, including:

  1. Roofs: Roof insulation can prevent heat loss, which is particularly important as heat rises.
  2. Walls: Wall insulation is crucial to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
  3. Floors: Floor insulation can prevent cold drafts from entering your home through the floor.
  4. Pipes: Pipe insulation can prevent heat loss from hot water pipes and protect cold water pipes from freezing.

The choice of insulation depends on your specific needs and circumstances.

Insulating Your Home - A Step by Step Guide

1. Assess Your Current Insulation

Before adding new insulation, it's important to assess the state of your current insulation. This will help you understand where improvements can be made.

2. Choose Your Insulation

Based on your assessment, choose the most suitable insulation type for your needs. Consider factors like thermal performance, sound control, installation and sustainability.

3. Install Your Insulation

Depending on the type of insulation you choose, you may be able to install it yourself or you may need to hire a professional.

4. Enjoy Lower Energy Bills!

After effectively insulating your home or office, you should see a significant reduction in your energy bills.

Other Ways to Enhance Insulation

In addition to the types of insulation mentioned earlier, there are other products that can enhance the effectiveness of your insulation:

  • Cladding: Cladding acts as a protective layer over insulation, shielding it from damage and weather. Our collections of aluminium cladding, aluzinc cladding and vapor fas cladding offer excellent options.

  • Insulated Valve Jackets: These jackets are designed to insulate valves in piping systems, reducing energy loss. Check out our selection of insulated valve jackets.

  • Soundproof Insulation: If you're looking for soundproofing alongside thermal insulation, our sound proof insulation collection might be just what you need.


Investing in high-quality insulation is a smart move for any homeowner or business. Not only does it make your building more comfortable year-round, but it can also significantly reduce your energy bills. With a wide range of insulation types available at Insulation & More, finding the right solution for your needs is easy.

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