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Flintshire residents provided with thermal insulation hints

Thermal insulation devices such as dry lining insulation and drywall insulation can help to keep properties warmer over winter and reduce their electricity requirements.

However, Flintshire County Council has provided other recommendations for its constituents, noting that some buildings in the region will still be chilly and might leak heat when the cold weather arrives.

This is despite significant home improvement projects in the area, such as the installation of loft and cavity wall insulation.

Rising fuel bills are heightening the financial pressures faced by members of the public, but tenants and homeowners alike can maintain a pleasant temperature in their home "without incurring huge costs", the council asserted.

It recommended approaching Flintsulate, which can provide constituents with subsidies for sustainable refurbishments, such as solid wall insulation.

The government suggests fitting heating insulation to water tanks and pipes, while properties with cellars can benefit from basement insulation.

Double glazing can reduce the amount of heat that leaves a home through its windows by 50 per cent, it asserted.

A total of eighty per cent of all the energy required by domestic consumers in the UK is for warmth, with home power accounting for a quarter of all of the country's carbon emissions, the government declared.

However, merely turning down the thermostat by one degree C can reduce heating costs by ten per cent, Flintshire County Council claimed.

Further suggestions include performing draft proofing on doors and windows, as well as closing curtains when the night falls to prevent any warmth escaping.

Energy saving light bulbs ought to be used instead of incandescent versions and these must be turned off when the room is unoccupied.

Any leaking taps should be fixed, while kettles can be filled with the exact required amount of water.

"Make sure the element is covered," the council pointed out.

It stated that eight per cent of the UK's electricity consumption comes from devices that have been left on standby and advised people to switch these off completely whenever possible.

Posted by Simon Webster