How to Stop Heat Loss Through Walls, Roofs, and Floors

Here are some tips on how to stop heat loss through walls, roofs, and floors. Did you know approximately 25% of the heat your boiler creates is lost through the roof if it’s not well insulated? Additionally, 10% will dissipate through your floors. 35% through the walls and cracks in and around windows and exterior doors.

With energy prices in a dangerous position. This is something that will certainly increase your domestic energy bills if we don’t act now. Albeit this isn’t so much of a problem in the summer months, now that we’re coming up to the cold winter months keeping our homes warm and cozy is becoming a concern. You don’t want to let the heat escape through poor roof insulation/cracks in walls etc.

Ensuring your home is well insulated doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, there are many minor improvements you can make. Some of these improvements don’t cost anything or cost you very little they can make your home more energy efficient, by adding insulation, modernizing the structure, or retrofitting it.

Homes without draughts, and cracks in the walls, and well-insulated are comfortable at lower temperatures, you will be able to set your thermostat at a lower temperature which will reduce your energy usage. By preventing any warm air from escaping and cold air from entering.

Are draughts cooling your house down?

Here’s a list of places to locate draughts:

  • Doors
  • Chimneys
  • Windows
  • Floorboards and skirting boards
  • Loft hatches
  • Cracks in walls
  • Radiators

Fill any gaps or cracks around the windows and doors. You can also invest in chimney balloons if you dont use your fire place. Additionally a thick carpet will hold a lot of the heat in your home additional to carpet a EcoTech Floor-Foam Insulation kit can be installed yourself will add extra protection.

FloorFoam Insulation Kit

Insulating behind your radiators can help reduce heating bills

Did you know you can insulate behind your radiators? Which is often overlooked whilst insulating the rest of the house. If radiators are installed on an outside wall you can lose upto 40% of the heat it produces and ultimately goes outside. This means you’re consuming 40% more energy than is necessary for the same result.


Another quick and easy fix that you can easily do yourself is to insulation behind your radiators with an EcoTech Radiator Insulation Kit. Which will reflect the heat away from the wall and back into the building. This will help reduce your domestic energy bills and improve the efficiency of your radiators.

Installing your Radiator Insulation Kit 

To install your radiator insulation you will not always have to remove your radiaitor off of the wall. You can usally easily access behind it without moving it, ensure you’ve switched the radiator off before working on it. With many modern homes having flexible piping to the radiator lifting them off is very simple.

The next step would be to determine where the heat-reflecting foil is going to be placed. Bare in mind you may not want to place the foil all the way to the edges if you don’t want the foil to be visible.

You will be happy to hear that at least 95% of the heat your radiators are generating will certainly staying within your home. As a result this will reduce your energy bills, improve comfort levels inside your home, and lessen your carbon footprint.

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