Episode 132: How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?
Join Stuart, Simon and special guest Emma as they talk about retro-fitting property for better energy efficiency and comfort. Make sure you catch Emma's dancing trio!
The chat this week includes:
- Bills inclusive rent (eg for HMOs) is a concern.
- Heating controlls (eg Time:o:stat).
- Insulating well can remove the need to worry about heating management.
- Start simple! 34% of homes with lofts are not insulated!.
- Old insulation might need replacing (or increasing).
- Always check the loft!
- How to insulate suspended wooden floors (eg in a Victorian terrace).
- "String" to insulate between floorboards - DraughtEx.
- Emma's dancing trio - insulation, draught proofing, and ventilation.
- Heat exchange ventilation (for a Victorian terrace).
- Insulating a concrete floor.
- Limitations of EPCs when retrofitting.
- Dew points.
- What is a lambda value for insulation.
- Issues with builder education - issues with a standard practice of battening off to create voids.
- Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.
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Special Guest: Emma Winfield.