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Over-insulation 'a myth'

The idea that homes can be over-insulated has been debunked as an "urban myth" by one newspaper. According to the Colombian's energy adviser, homes can not have too much lagging and it does not put them at risk of being "too tight". However, the article went on to state... More >

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Niagra home insulation 'the tightest ever'

The organiser of housing organisation Habitat for Humanity in Niagra has described the thermal insulation in its new homes as a major contributing factor to their most environmentally-friendly buildings ever. Operations director Craig Fowler told the Tribune that every structure the company... More >

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Cavity wall insulation 'makes houses a better buy'

Wall insulation can make a house more attractive to potential buyers, it has been suggested. In an article for the Liverpool Echo, Katie McLoughlin said proper insulation can improve a home's green credentials, bring down bills and increase its appeal. "If you're a homeowner keen to... More >

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Superdome uses insulation to get 'energy efficient'

Wall insulation has been fitted at the New Orleans Superdome in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. The wall insulation project - almost 400,000 sq ft in size - is thought to be the biggest perimeter wall project of its kind in the world, according to Burtin Polymer Laboratories,... More >

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Heat photos 'show benefits of insulation'

Drywall insulation could prove beneficial to homeowners who want to cut back on their energy bills and make their properties greener. And one man is on a mission to ensure homes are as energy efficient as possible, the Westmorland Gazette reported. Graham Pritchard from the Dales has been taking... More >

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Installing cavity wall insulation 'a no-brainer'

Adding thermal insulation to homes should be top of the government's green agenda as it is so quick and inexpensive to install, an expert has suggested. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, chief executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) Neil Marshall said most people have no idea... More >

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A draughty loft 'can be an energy weak spot'

A leaky attic with insufficient thermal insulation can lead to higher than necessary heating bills, an expert has claimed. In an article for the Kalamazoo Gazette, former home inspector Zolton Cohen revealed the access opening to a loft can often act as a weak point in a home. A poorly fitting... More >

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Free cavity wall insulation for homes in Scotland

Thousands of homes in Highland Perthshire are to receive free cavity wall insulation as part of a government scheme. The Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS) has allocated almost £600,000 of Scottish public funding to the area, in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of 6,000 houses,... More >

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LA schools get $30 million insulation project

Schools in Los Angeles are to receive more than $30 million (£19 million) to install insulation, it has been revealed. The funds will pay for "extra-think" lagging, windows and doors at 15 education centres in the Lennox School District, including five elementary schools and three... More >

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Insulation 'keeps homes comfy all-year round'

Thermal insulation improves the level of comfort in a home and keeps bills low in both summer and winter, an expert has claimed. In the warmer months, insulation of the building envelope lets heat out to ensure the inside stays cool, debtfree4ever.net stated. And when things get colder, effective... More >

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UK homes 'need to be more efficient'

Many homes in the UK do not have adequate thermal insulation and need improving to help the country reduce its carbon footprint, it has been claimed. Around a third of Britain's greenhouse emissions are caused by houses, which is why the government is targeting 2016 as the date for all new... More >

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Tenants 'check energy use through their TV'

People in Britain are losing valuable sleep through bad night-time habits, it has been claimed. Paul Vallely, associate editor at the Independent, said many individuals are staying up late watching television or surfing the internet and not getting enough shut-eye as a result. The recession is... More >

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Update thermal insulation to 'prevent costly winter damage'

Preparing homes for winter with thermal insulation can prevent costly damage and improve a number of structural aspects, it has been claimed. In an article for Tulsa World, Action Line editor Phil Mulkins revealed thousands of buildings are vulnerable to burst pipes and damage caused by wind, ice... More >

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Insulation 'makes a home more liveable'

Thermal insulation can cut home energy bills and pay for itself within one year, it has been claimed. At a cost of between $500 (£321) and $1000 for the typical home, effective attic insulation could shave 20 to 30 per cent off fuel bills, Bankrate.com stated. Not only that, the article... More >

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Hertfordshire scouts get insulation grant

A scout group has received a grant to improve its building's thermal insulation in a bid to keep its members warm and cut energy bills. The £2,000 donation - given to the 79th Bushey and Oxhey Scout Group by local councillor Jane West - will be used to lag its Park Avenue hut, the... More >

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Church starts insulation improvements

Work has begun to insulate a Worcestershire church after parishioners received a £10,000 grant to improve its green credentials. As a result of the donation by Corby International, new thermal insulation and secondary glazing is being installed at Willersey Methodist Church, the Evesham... More >

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Cut energy bills with insulation, expert says

Installing or upgrading thermal insulation in the attic, walls and windows can cut energy bills significantly, it has been claimed. That is the opinion of thermal insulation expert JD Stricklen, who explained to West Virginia Media how increasing the amount of lagging can help people live... More >

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Keep cool with thermal insulation, expert suggests

Good thermal insulation can keep homes cool in the heat as well as warm in the cold, an expert has revealed. Thomas Heldgaard, managing director of stone wool manufacturer Roxul Asia, told Malaysia's the Star that thermal insulation minimises the amount of heat transferred in and out of a... More >

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'Upgrade insulation' to prevent burst pipes

Plumbers in Lincolnshire have been working flat-out to fix burst water pipes this winter, mainly because people do not check their thermal insulation properly, it has been revealed. Heating engineer Stephen Alvy revealed he received double the number of calls this December as he did during the... More >

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Wall insulation installed in Middlesbrough homes

Homes on a Middlesbrough housing estate are to have loft and cavity wall insulation installed free of charge as part of a government project. Residents of Easterside will receive the improvements to their thermal insulation as part of the Low Carbon Communities Challenge fund project, the local... More >

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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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