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Don't cut corners with thermal insulation, expert says

Thermal insulation is an area of household expenditure that is worth investing in, a specialist has stated.

In an interview with WBIR-TV, Roger Lane said the financial benefits of good lagging far outweigh the initial outlay, thanks to the number of ways it can trim energy wastage.

"Insulation is not a part of the home you want to cut corners on. You will spend a small sum of money to gain back many times over the course of time that you live in that house," he explained.

Mr Lane went on to explain how a number of small improvements to a home can make all the difference when it comes to energy efficiency.

By closing off drafts in the attic, basement and through the walls, he continued, substantial amounts can be cut from fuel bills.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, installing external or internal solid wall insulation can save the average household around £375 per year.