Five things you didn’t know about underfloor insulation
Debunking underfloor insulation myths.
We’ve taken the most common myths about underfloor insulation and unmasked their truths. Apart from cold feet, there’s nothing worse than feeling misinformed about a service that can add great value to your home, health and happiness.
So here they are, five things you didn’t know about underfloor insulation.
1. Underfloor insulation actually pays off
A common myth about underfloor insulation is that it doesn’t pay off. Why spend so much money upfront without getting it back later on? We completely agree with that, but in this case it’s not true.
In fact, insulating your floorboards, especially with Q-Bot’s spray insulation is an investment for life. It reduces your heating bills by an average of 16% and saves you an average of £150 per year.
Not only will it save you money on your household bills, but the gains made in your EPC rating -an average of 6 points- actually increase the value of your home.
2. Underfloor insulation doesn’t have to be a hassle to install
A common misconception with installing underfloor insulation is that it’s very time consuming and disruptive. While this is still the case with traditional methods of underfloor insulation, Q-Bot’s solution only takes one or two days.
Q-Bot also guarantees minimal disruption. We access the underfloor through the existing air vent, by creating a small hatch in your floor, or by lifting only one floorboard. Isn’t that convenient?
You won’t have to remove all your furniture and fittings, and you won’t have to move out temporarily. We’ll have your house back to you in no time!
3. Underfloor insulation makes a huge difference, immediately
The effect of Q-Bot’s insulation method is immediate. Residents who have had their underfloor insulation installed by Q-Bot have noted feeling warmer and more comfortable straight away.
Q-Bot’s underfloor insulation reduces by 79% the heat lost through the floor an reduces by 30% the cold draughts across the whole house.
Draughts are reduced by a third across the whole house. Moreover, the reduction in temperature stratification, or difference in temperature levels between the floor and the ceiling, results in warmer feet.
4. Underfloor insulation is effective in the winter… and the summer
Insulation doesn’t just keep you warm in the winter, it ensures your home stays cool in the summer. Insulation doesn’t trap heat, it reduces heat loss. This allows for more controlled airflow.
The way it works is this. Imagine your home as a thermos: it keeps warm air warm and cool air cool. In the winter, when you fill your thermos with hot tea, its outer walls help reduce heat loss from your hot beverage, just as your home’s insulation helps reduce warm air from escaping. In the summer, when you fill your thermos with iced tea, the outer walls protect from the suns heat, keeping your beverage cool. Just as your thermos controls the temperature of its contents, your insulation gives your home more control over its airflow.
5. Floor insulation blocks noise
Insulation serves more than just temperature control. It acts as a sound barrier. It allows your family more privacy and reduces disturbances from neighbours.
One of Q-Bot’s customers lived on the ground floor and had stairs above her cellar which led to the entrance of the above apartment. After we installed her insulation, she said she could no longer hear them going up and down the stairs, which made her very happy.
Finally: Anything you don’t know, you can easily find out…
If you’re feeling curious and want to find out more about underfloor insulation, Q-Bot provides a lot of information on general insulation and underfloor insulation specifically. Our FAQs are a good source of information.
If you have any questions that lie outside the scope of our website, we are happy to answer them for you. Send us an email or call us directly.
There are no stupid questions when it comes to your health, the health of your family, or the health of your home.