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Thermal insulation 'can slash energy bills by 20%'

Thermal insulation in the attic is the number one way to retain heat in the home, it has been claimed Most homeowners just use their loft for storage but taking care of the top of the house can lead to serious economic benefits, the Chicago Tribune reports. Attic insulation keeps warm air... More >

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Thermal insulation 'pays for itself'

People who are looking to save money on their household bills should consider thermal insulation, it has been claimed. Writing for ConsumerAffairs.com, Mark Huffman stated many homes may not have originally been built with energy-efficiency as a consideration - particularly if they were... More >

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Insulation 'keeps children healthy'

Good thermal insulation can keep children fit and healthy and out of hospital, it has been claimed. New Zealand-based lagging expert Jude Woolston told the Eastern Courier that there has been substantial academic research linking superior thermal insulation with a reduction in hospital... More >

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Poor thermal insulation 'costing British households £1 billion a year'

UK households are wasting over £1 billion every year because their cavity wall insulation and loft insulation are not up to the job, it has been claimed. Energy provider E.ON revealed 12 million homes are losing up to 60 per cent of their heat through their walls and roof, which can cost... More >

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Save money with good thermal insulation, homeowner says

A Green Bay resident has urged everyone in the city to take advantage of the local home energy audit programme. Debbie Wickman told WBAY-TV she hopes to save thousands of dollars after new thermal insulation was installed to make her home more energy-efficient. She explained how her heating... More >

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Thermal insulation 'delivers better returns than stocks'

Investing in thermal insulation brings higher rewards than putting money into the stock market, according to one US analyst. Given a choice of investment options including savings accounts and shares, GreenovationTV host Matt Grocoff told Fox Business that energy-efficiency would come out on top... More >

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'Keep out the cold' with thermal insulation

Poor thermal insulation can make it difficult to keep a house nice and warm and can cost substantial amounts of money, experts have revealed. In an article for C & G News, Eric Czarnik spoke to several specialists who revealed the best ways to make energy-efficient improvements. Amanda... More >

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Rising winter bills 'mean more fuel poverty'

The importance of good thermal insulation may have been highlighted by the news that rising fuel bills and cold weather are causing an increase in the level of fuel poverty, it has been claimed. Energy companies Npower, Scottish Power, Scottish and Southern Energy and British Gas have all... More >

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Thermal insulation 'keeps homes healthy'

Good quality thermal insulation will keep properties in good condition and push fuel bills down, a building industry expert has claimed. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) director of external affairs Brian Berry said: "Make sure your insulation is up to scratch so your home stays warm... More >

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Eco-friendly terminal gets under floor heating

In spite of the flight chaos gripping the country in the cold weather, construction of a new energy-efficient terminal featuring under floor heating is well underway at Bournemouth Airport. As well as the under floor heating, a number of environmentally-friendly features including solar panels... More >

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Wall insulation 'can cut bills in half'

Cavity wall insulation is fully customisable for every type of building and can cut substantial amounts of money from energy bills, a US builder has revealed. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, John Noblit said modern wall insulation using structural insulated panels (SIP) is cheap and... More >

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Under floor heating insulation 'efficient and easy'

Under floor heating insulation is becoming more important due to an increase in the popularity of under floor heating systems, it has been claimed. Writing for Tile Choice, Claire Warrington revealed under floor heating set-ups distribute warmth evenly and are easy to install. Thermal insulation... More >

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Passivhaus development in Dorset begins

Development of the largest collection of Passivhaus homes in the UK has begun, including work to install the very latest wall insulation technology. Expected to be completed in spring 2012, Dorset's Perryfields site is being built by Lomand Homes and will contain 66 properties both for private... More >

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Attic insulation 'a must in the cold'

Homeowners must check their thermal insulation in the loft to make sure cold air is not creeping in during winter, according to an energy efficiency expert. Kris Phillips of Blown Rite Insulation Company told WECT that 85 per cent of the problem can be in the attic. Installing additional lagging... More >

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Good insulation 'prevents big bills'

A financial advice resource has stressed the need for good thermal insulation amid fears fuel bills will hit record levels this winter. In an article for Moneywise, Christine Toner cited figures from energyhelpline.com which estimated the average energy charges for the coldest months of the year... More >

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Lock air in to keep costs down

Thermal insulation must work in combination with air sealing to control the moisture in a house as well as the heat, according to one writer. Lagging and air sealing go hand in hand in creating a warm and comfortable home, said Molly Priesmeyer on LiveGreeTwinCities.com, as the two combined will... More >

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Hove super-home slashes energy bills

A man in Suffolk has opened up his energy-efficient 'super-home' to members of the public so they can see the thermal insulation modifications he has made, it has been revealed. Oliver Heath from Hove reduced his home's carbon footprint by more than 60 per cent by adding a number of... More >

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Council insulation scheme may be expanded

York Council may be about to extend a scheme improving thermal insulation in the city, it has been revealed. So far, the project has upgraded the loft and cavity wall insulation in 791 homes and its leaders are now seeking approval to extend it further, the York Press reports. Utility bills have... More >

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Green Deal 'boost for insulation'

The government has announced plans to help UK households improve their insulation. As part of legislation to implement the coalition's Green Deal, individuals and businesses will receive free advice on how to make their properties more energy efficient. Any recommendations must then be... More >

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Poor insulation 'costing Britain billions'

Despite the freezing temperatures, fewer than half of UK households have adequate insulation, costing the country billions of pounds every year, new statistics have shown. Only ten million of Britain's 26.5 million homes currently have cavity wall insulation, a study by Confused.com revealed,... More >

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Good thermal insulation 'could save UK £650 million'

Inadequate insulation could cost Britain more than £7 million per day this winter, it has been claimed. The Association of British Insurers has warned that burst pipes and resultant water damage could lead to a total of £650 million worth of claims over the coldest months of the... More >

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'Avoid burst pipes over Christmas' with good insulation

Homeowners must ensure they have sufficient insulation to avoid flooding in cold weather, according to one of the UK's biggest insurance companies. Aviva's advice to prevent pipes and tanks bursting in winter included having plenty of lagging and ensuring insulation is on the top of pipes... More >

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