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Prevent heat loss through the roof

May 11, 2020 9:49 pm

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Our homes store heat, however some of them are better at it than others. There is an easy way to tell if yours is good at it. The next time we have snow, more unusual in this day and age admittedly, or we have a strong frost, keep an eye on the roof of your home. Does the snow/frost melt quicker than others or does it linger? Whilst you’ll have to take into account the sun on it, if you see that the frost or snow disappears quickly it is more than likely that the heat from your home is passing easily up through the floors and into the loft. A heated loft is a waste of energy (unless you’ve converted it).  Hot air rises and what we really need is for this heat to stay in the home and not leak out. If the heat escapes you’ll find that you’ll need to keep the radiators on for longer.

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There are easy answers to this. First of all it’s an idea to get some double glazing if you haven’t already and to look at loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. These simple steps will ensure that the heat is retained and does not escape through the most obvious of places.

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More advanced but nevertheless solid ideas are to invest in Downlight Covers. These help keep the heat from lights in the home putting them to double use. Thermahood Direct Downlight Covers are some of the best and most efficient  options.

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