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Many people are confused when it comes to how to insulate their house, but it is actually quite a simple process and all that you need to do is know which areas are the best ones to insulate in order to keep heat loss to a minimum.
One of the most important areas that you need to look at is the loft because it is here that most of the heat will be lost. Luckily this can be quite an easy area to insulate properly, and the job is something that can be done on a DIY basis. All that you need to do it is buy some rolls of insulation material and simply place them between the rafters. This will cut down heat loss by a huge percentage and could mean that your heating bills can really go down.
The next area to think about are the walls. The bad news is that insulating the walls usually does take professional help, which means that it can be quite an expensive job. The good news is that insulating the walls is not nearly as important as insulating the loft, though there will be some heat loss through these elements. The best thing you can do is get several quotes from professional contractors, and ensure that they have a good track record of doing this type of work. This will usually involve inserting some foam into the wall cavity.
The windows are another place where heat can be lost, and it is here that many people will look to save heat. However, although double glazing can help in this respect, single glazing with good quality Windows can do the job almost as good and means you will not have to spend a great deal of money. This is a fact that is worth bearing in mind before you decide on double glazing.
Insulating your house will always cost money in some way, though by taking a bit of time to look at the options you can save yourself some money and still cut down on your heat loss.