The Benefits of Underfloor Insulation

Insulating your home with underfloor insulation is a great way to reduce energy bills and improve comfort. However, it’s not the whole story.

There are many other ways you can reduce your energy bills, such as repairing cracks in walls, resealing windows, and insulating your ceiling.

Insulation for floors is usually glass wool or XPS foam board. Both are cost effective, easy to install and have good lambda values.
Reduced energy bills

Underfloor insulation reduces the amount of energy needed to heat and cool your home. This is due to it preventing the heat from escaping out through the floor in winter and keeping it in during summer. It also helps to prevent cold draughts from coming into the home. This can also benefit asthma and allergy sufferers as it will help to minimize thermal variances that can trigger attacks.

Many older homes have suspended timber flooring (floorboards fitted across joists with a crawlspace underneath). Underfloor insulation can be easily installed in these types of buildings to improve their energy efficiency and thermal comfort.

Typical insulating materials like fiberglass, wool and polyester are commonly used in this application as they are inexpensive and easy to install. However they have their limitations and may not perform as well as a more modern solution like open cell spray foam. This type of insulation is a more effective, cost-efficient, long-term investment and has the added benefits of creating an airtight seal and minimizing moisture issues in the home.
Improved comfort

Insulating the floors of your home with eco-friendly underfloor insulation reduces unwanted heat loss and draughts to keep your house warmer in winter and cooler in summer. It also helps to dampen noise, creating a quieter living space. Insulation can also help to control moisture in the ground, preventing it from permeating the floor of your home and causing dampness issues like mold or rot.

When properly installed, underfloor insulation can make a significant difference to your energy bills. It will also be good for the environment, reducing your reliance on artificial heating and cooling which is not only expensive, but contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

When you choose polyester underfloor insulation for your home, ecoMaster can install it for you or supply DIY to be installed by you (instructions & videos included). This polyester insulation is made from recycled materials and won’t sag or compress, maintaining its R Value over the lifetime of your home.
Reduced risk of condensation

Insulating the floor helps limit moisture from leaking into a home, which can contribute to mold or rot. Choosing an insulation material with moisture resistant properties can further help prevent this, and many insulation manufacturers offer these options.

Underfloor insulation also prevents cold draughts and reduces the transfer of noise between floors. This can create a more peaceful living environment for the whole household.

Premium underfloor insulation is a great investment for your home. It will pay for itself by reducing energy bills and may even be eligible for a government grant. Click the link here to find out if you’re eligible. It only takes a few minutes. Alternatively, contact us to arrange a survey of your property. We’ll check suitability and recommend the best solution for you.
Reduced noise

Insulating the floor with premium insulation like Hush-Panel 28 helps reduce the amount of noise transferred through floors from room to room. This is especially helpful if you live in an urban area, a multi-level home or have neighbours upstairs who are noisy.

Installing underfloor insulation is easy for DIYers who can follow simple installation videos or book a professional installation service. It can also be done during a renovation or new build project.

Insulating the floor can help prevent heat from escaping through the bottom of your floorboards in winter, keeping your living spaces comfortable and warm. Insulation also minimises the transfer of ground moisture into your home preventing dampness, mold and rot. It also acts as a barrier against ground heat, helping you to stay cool in summer. This all helps to create a healthier, more sustainable living environment. It can help to cut energy usage and limit greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the impact on the environment.

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