If your property is not properly insulated you could be losing up to one third of the heat through the walls, roof and floors. This means that out of every three pounds that you are spending on insulation, one pound is being lost. Properly insulating your property will mean that less energy is lost, therefore less energy is needed to maintain the same temperature levels within the property.
Insulating your property should therefore result in a reduction in your annual gas and electricity bills.
As a result of the Energy Company Obligation almost all the utility companies run discount schemes to encourage their customers to install loft and cavity wall insulation. Therefore it is probably best to contact your energy supplier in the first instance.
Alternatively you can visit the grant checker provided by the Energy Saving Trust, which provides details of all grant schemes currently operating in your area, by clicking on the link to the Energy Saving Trust provided in the external links section at the bottom of the page.
The following picture shows the heat being lost from a typical end of terrace house:
The following picture shows the amount of heat a property was losing before and after Insulation:
The main types of insulation are:
For more information on the different types of insulation please click on the links provided above.