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Lower Your Power Bills Today by Installing Under Slab Insulation
Particular areas of your home are at special risk of losing a lot of heat if not insulated – concrete slabs are an excellent example of this.
Although the slab itself may store heat, the principle of thermal bridging explains that when concrete comes into contact with another non-insulating material, such as wooden floors or joints, the potential to lose heat is great.
Some estimates state that at least 10% of heat can be lost through not insulating concrete slabs, and this figure is much higher if your slabs are built on top of rock.
Other variables that affect the amount of heat lost are ground temperature, soil type and moisture levels.
What are the Options for Under Concrete Insulation?
The best method for under concrete insulation is polystyrene, which has a good R value.
R value is the common measure of thermal efficiency in the construction industry.
Determining the thickness of the polystyrene insulation (EPS) that you might need can be tricky as it depends on several factors:
- The perimeter of the floor area
- The type of soil under the slab
- The thermal efficiency of the exterior wall insulation
However should you have any problems determining what thickness of polystyrene you require, please give us a call. We would be happy to assist you.
Did You Know?
Under concrete insulation also has been found to increase a home's resale value, which is yet another reason why it is so important to insulate under the slabs.
It is also recommended that you insulate around the perimeter of the concrete slabs as studies have found that heat loss can also occur around the perimeter.