How Much Could I Save By Upgrading My Carpet?
Want to save money on your heating bills this winter? Consider upgrading floors to carpet!
As the weather gets colder, many of us start to think about better ways to warm our homes. With energy bills increasing, relying on heating alone can be an expensive option. Insulating your home better can cut bills and keep you warm and cosy through the colder months. It’s also better for the environment and can improve the long-term value of your home. So how much could a new carpet save you?
New research shows that you could save up to £50 per year from fitting a new carpet & underlay- almost 15 times more than regular fibreglass floor insulation. By trapping air within the fibres, this is by far the most effective form of insulation for your floor. This equals an amazing £500 in a decade- all from just upgrading to a carpet & underlay. By combining the two you create a strong barrier to heat that not only reduces heating costs but provides a comfortable, warm surface on which to walk, even for bare feet.
When shopping for carpet, always pay attention to the ‘thermal overall grade’- or tog- of the product. This is the universal grade for insulation properties in clothes, bedding and floors. Consider your tog rating as a guide to how well your floor will insulate heat and help warm your home. By ensuring you’re using a higher tog rating, you can expect to improve insulation on your floors.
Of course, thick carpets aren’t perfect for every room. High traffic areas and areas prone to spills and mess aren’t always suitable. But bedrooms, living rooms and upstairs hallways and landings can all benefit from the warming effects of carpet & underlay.
To view our wide range of carpet & underlay products, visit out showroom in Sheffield today, or speak to our team for more information.