Ultrotherm: Everything you need to know to save on energy bills

22 Feb 2017

Ultrotherm: Everything you need to know to save on energy bills

What is ultrotherm?

Ultrotherm is used on solid walls as an internal insulation system. With the use of Ultrotherm, walls can be insulated without having to make expensive modifications and adjustments to windows, covings, skirting boards and radiators.

Although Ultrotherm is only 12mm thick, it will typically reduce the loss of heat through a 9-inch solid wall by up to 40%. This in turn creates a more comfortable living environment, whilst also reducing energy bills too.

Where it is not functionally or technically possible to install thicker insulation systems, Ultrotherm also meets the required Building Regulations.

Supplied in handy and convenient flexible tiles, this shape allows the Ultrotherm to be installed around awkward curves and shapes. Ultrotherm also has a “Class 0” fire rating, keeping safety in mind at all times. Once Ultrotherm has been applied to a wall, it can then be plastered over to create a finished wall surface that is ready to be decorated.

The Ultrotherm system: what does it include?

• 12mm insulation tiles
• 8mm reveal tiles (to be used around windows and doors)
• Bonding adhesives and plastic trim beads
• Innovative insulation bead for use around windows and doors

The potential energy savings by using Ultrotherm

Unfortunately, as the year goes by, costly energy escapes through un-insulated walls. However, turning up the heating will lead to higher heating bills, which in turn brings a higher financial burden. With energy prices continuing to soar, this is going to continue to worsen.

With the installation of Ultrotherm in your home, you can reduce the cost of heating in your home by turning down your heating thermostat.

As an example, a 2-storey two-bedroom end terrace house could save 3,062 kWh per year, saving around £136 on gas and £444 on electricity.

A 2-storey four bedroom detached house on the other hand could save 9,313 kWh per year, saving around £414 on gas and £1,350 on electricity, according to Ultrotherm.

Reducing emissions with Ultrotherm

It is also possible to reduce the emissions a house produces by installing Ultrotherm. When you insulate solid walls, this reduces heat loss by increasing their thermal resistance.

However, walls that are poorly insulated allow heat to escape into the atmosphere. This adds to the problem of global warming.

Manufactured using existing technologies, Ultrotherm tiles are also made up of recyclable materials.

As an example, a 2-storey two-bedroom end terrace house could reduce gas emissions by 626kg of CO2e per annum and reduce electricity emissions by 1,806kg of CO2.

A 2-storey four-bedroom detached house could reduce gas emissions by 1,903kg of CO2e per annum and reduce electricity emissions by 5,493kg of CO2, according to Ultrotherm.

How do I get Ultrotherm for my house/ office?

If you would like to take advantage of the potential savings each year through the insulation of your home, we can help. At RTM services we can insulate your house for you using Ultrotherm. Simply give our helpful team a call on our freephone, 0800 955 8995, or you can contact us here.

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