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Does a Loft Conversion Help Save Energy?

Energy efficiency has become more important than ever for homeowners. With concerns about rising energy costs and environmental sustainability, many are exploring ways to minimise energy consumption and reduce utility bills. But not so many homeowners realise the natural energy saving benefits that come as standard with a loft conversion. Here’s how converting your loft could help you reduce energy waste and save you money in the long run.

Energy efficiency comes as standard with a new loft conversion

Whether you intend to use the new space in your loft as a bedroom, study, games room or the ultimate walk-in wardrobe, your loft conversion will involve a complete transformation. This exciting re-vamp will include an upgrade to your home’s roof insulation, as well as the installation of new energy efficient windows and often improvements to ventilation. There is also the opportunity to add solar panels as part of the build. It is through these renovations that many energy savings can be made. Let’s take a closer look at each of these and how they’ll impact on your home’s overall energy efficiency…

Energy efficiency with insulation Insulation is a key factor when it comes to energy efficiency in the home.

A loft conversion usually involves adding or upgrading insulation to the roof, walls and converted space. Good insulation helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature, preventing heat loss during the colder months, and heat gain in the warmer months. By effectively insulating the loft, you create a thermal barrier that reduces the need for excessive heating or cooling. This in turn can lead to lower energy consumption, and subsequently reduced energy costs.

Reduced energy costs with new windows

Many loft conversions incorporate windows or skylights to bring in natural light and improve ventilation. Well-positioned windows can harness the power of sunlight to naturally heat and brighten the converted space. This means relying less on artificial light during the day, which helps contribute towards energy savings. Additionally, installing new double or triple glazed windows in your loft conversion will ensure that your home is better protected against escaping heat in the winter, so you get to save on your heating bills. On the subject of lighting, it is standard practice during a loft conversion to install low energy lighting such as LEDs within the newly created rooms. LEDs are a lot more cost effective to run than traditional light bulbs because they use less energy, and they last longer too. 

Creating renewable energy through solar panels

With scaffolding already in place for the loft conversion build, many people use the opportunity to fit solar panels to the roof at the same time. Solar panels create renewable energy, which can have a positive impact on the environment, as well as reducing utility bills by making use of off-grid energy.

Looking for a loft conversion that could help you save energy at home? Talk to Bespoke Lofts.

Converting your loft may be a good way to save money on energy bills, and to make a positive contribution to protecting the planet too. There are various ways in which an attic conversion can help save energy, from new insulation, energy efficient windows and lighting, to the installation of solar panels.Looking to discover how a loft conversion could benefit you, and the environment?

Get in touch today to arrange your no-obligation quotation.

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