Save with Solid Wall Insulation
Householders could be saving up to £460* per year by installing Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) and with the average annual dual fuel bill now totaling £1,328 per year, The Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA) is urging householders to insulate before winter sets in.
Steve Tanner, General Manager of SWIGA, commented: “An astounding 45% of heat can leak through un-insulated solid walls so installing SWI is a step that householders can take to save money and energy. The only way to reduce this heat loss is to insulate these properties with SWI. It can be applied on the inside using Internal wall Insulation (IWI) or on the outside using External Wall Insulation (EWI) or a combination of the two meaning it can be installed in a variety of property types.
Mr Tanner added: “There are an estimated 6 to 7 million households with un-insulated solid walls that could benefit from savings of up to £460* and save 1,900kg of carbon dioxide per year.
“In addition to lower energy bills, choosing EWI also adds great weather protection and can give homes a complete facelift with the wide range of colours, textures and finish materials available.
SWIGA registered members will provide an independent 25-year guarantee when SWI is installed that will provide the householder with peace of mind. With continuing high fuel prices and the clear benefits of SWI householders should act now.
Householders might also be able to obtain financial support in paying for SWI measures through the Green Deal and Energy Company obligation.
* Based on a detached gas heated house, with an 81% efficient gas boiler and average gas tariff of 4.21p/kWh and electricity tariff of 13.52 p/kWh; Figures from Energy Saving Trust and valid for 2014.