Preventing heat from escaping from your attic

November 19, 2020 3:38 pm

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Winter is the one time of year that we need our homes to be working as energy efficient as possible. There are a number of ways to help prevent heat from seeping out of your home but one of the most overlooked areas is the attic space.

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Many of us use the attic space in our homes for storage, whether this is keeping christmas decorations until we need them in December, or storing all those items that you don’t want to throw away, but can’t find space for in your home. Another area in each room that often gets forgotten, when looking to make your home more energy efficient is the space around your lights. You can often find that gaps appear around the light fitting which means the heat that is generated by the lightbulb escapes out through the ceiling. You can combat this by having Downlight Covers fitted which then seals up this gap.

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Thinking back to the attic space, there are a number of ways to help ensure that heat is not escaping through this space. Check that the entrance to your attic has a fully working seal and you can have a replacement hatch door fitted if you notice that draughts appear around the entrance. Lagging and insulating your attic space helps to deflect the hot air that natural rises, back down into your home, rather than it continue to rise into this empty cavity and then out through the roof of your building.