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Devon Wall & Loft Insulation

Cavity wall insulation in Devon & Cornwall

If your house in Devon or Cornwall was built after 1920 onwards its likely to have cavity walls (this means they are made of two layers with a gap in the middle). Cavity wall insulation is made of mineral wool, beads, granules or foamed insulates and is pumped in between your exterior and interior walls to reduce heat loss.

How it works

As we have mentioned above insulation is pumped between your two walls, this reduces the flow through effective resistance to the flow of heat. This is rated by R-value, this means it is rated in terms of thermal resistance. The higher the rating the greater the insulating effectiveness and therefore the less heat loss. To reduce heat loss, your property in Devon or Cornwall may need cavity wall insulation.

External solid wall insulation

External solid wall insulation can cut your heating costs by helping to stop heat escaping through your exterior walls. External wall insulation involves fixing insulation to the wall, it is then covered with a special render or cladding. Optiheat can provide your home in Devon or Cornwall with external solid wall insulation.

How it works

External insulation works by wrapping your house in a thermally resistant package. About 30% of the energy used to heat your house is lost through the walls, therefore, external wall insulation this helps to reduce this amount. Insulation is rated by R-value, this means it is rated in terms of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value the greater the insulating effectiveness or resistance. 

Internal wall insulation

Internal solid wall insulation can cut your heating costs by helping to stop heat escaping through the walls. Internal wall insulation involves fitting rolls or boards of insulation to your internal walls within your home. Optiheat can fit homes in Devon and Cornwall with internal wall insulation as part of a renewable energy solution.

How it works 

Heat flows to cooler spaces, so if you heat your living room the heat will escape through your walls as it is cooler outside, thus making your heating system work harder. Insulation works by decreasing this flow through effective resistance to the flow of heat. Insulation is rated by R-value, this means it is rated in terms of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value the greater the insulating effectiveness or resistance.

Loft insulation in Devon & Cornwall homes

Loft insulation stops the rising heat in your home escaping through your roof. If your loft is not insulated a quarter of your heat is lost through your roof. This is a huge waste and expense, so make a saving and contact Optiheat to fit loft insulation at your home in Devon or Cornwall.

How it works

Heat flows to cooler spaces and hot air rises, so if you heat your bedroom the heat will rise into the loft space above as it is cooler, thus making your heating system work harder. The harder your heating system works the more energy and expense there is required to heat your home. Insulation works by decreasing this flow through effective resistance to the flow of heat. Insulation is rated by R-value, this means it is rated in terms of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value the greater the insulating effectiveness or resistance.

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We have teamed up with a local company, MLH Insulation to help homeowners in Devon and Cornwall qualify for free home insulation using the currently available Government funding schemes.

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