Damp and Your Energy Bill

 

 

 

 

Do you feel bitter over your heating bill? If your utility firm has done everything right, so there is no miscalculations in the meter readings, you should seriously think about what you can do differently to reduce your bill. What many consumers will often be totally ignorant about the relationship between damp walls causing penetrating damp and your high heating bills.

 

In the twenty first century,the least you can reasonably take for granted, in particular in cold weather, is to havea comfortably heated home without having to go into debt . The cost of the heatingbill should not be a problem. Against this background if you feel your rooms take a long time to get warm when the weather turns cold although running the heating on the maximum setting you should start to think in terms of an energy report of the amount of insulation in your property.

Begin with the most critical: the exterior facing walls of your property. Solid walls are responsible for an amazing 40% of all heat loss. Therefore, are the external walls as dry as they need to be? If your property has cavity walls take advice on having cavity insulation inserted into the gap to cut heat leaking out. Usually firms who install cavity insulation will also inspect insulating any attic areas whilst at your home.

When thinking about keeping your walls warm you should examine the exterior mortar and the roofing tiles to seek out any gaps or holes that wind driven rain can get through. Also of course any gaps in the walls or near windows will lead to extra heat loss and makes damp walls even colder.

Another option is to consider having a damp proof coating on the outside wall surfaces. By shielding the masonry from water absorption your walls will remain dry and 29% more efficient at retaining heat within the home.

Present day water proof coatings come as coloured or clear and so are appropriate for any home regardless of style or age of the building.