For over a decade now we have revered the familiar, accepting fiberglass as the go to insulator for our homes. Whilst old faithful has served us well, it’s time for a modern solution to an age-old heating problem. Introducing ‘E-save Heating’, the South’s pioneering installer of new age ‘Foam Insulation’. We interviewed owner and insulation guru ‘Vince Rice’, to find out more.
Who is E-save Heating?
Having worked as a national sales manager for one of the largest solar energy companies in the UK, Vince has a lengthy career history in the energy industry. It all started when Vince was making a visit to a client regarding their solar panels, when he stumbled across something amazing. The client led Vince to their loft where they showed him their new ‘Foam Insulation’. Instantly he was inspired, he knew this was a great product and so he decided to get involved.
Vince diverted his attention, researching the best products and honing his business, establishing himself as the go to supplier of foam insulator in the area.
Proof in the pudding
We visited their showroom – situated in the Plowman’s Garden Centre in Ferndown – where Vince demonstrated the efficiency of Foam Insulation. In front of us were three Perspex boxes, each with a motorised fan underneath and a tube holding a Ping-Pong ball above. In the first and third boxes were samples from popular fiberglass brands and in the middle, was a compact layer of the foam insulation. When the fans were switched on the balls above the fiberglass floated, whilst the ball above the foam remained still. The meaning? Fiberglass, whilst it does block the air, doesn’t stop it escaping totally – unlike the foam, which doesn’t allow the air to pass.
(With foam insulation) … savings on energy bills are between 20-45%.
How does it work?
The foam acts as an airtight barrier in your loft (or base) of your home. The idea is to trap the heat in your home and not allow it to escape. Unlike fiberglass where this process is only slowed, the foam insulation prevents heat from escaping from your roof; meaning when you do put the heating on, it’s going to stay.
Try this; Get the heating in your home to about 21 degrees and then switch it off. Time how long it takes until you start to feel cold again.
Efficiency & Savings
There are a variety of factors that can alter this figure (e.g. double glazing, cavity wall insulation etc.), but in most cases the savings on energy bills are between 20-45%. Where the heat isn’t escaping from the roof, you’ll find you won’t need your heating to be on as long, nor will you need to use it as frequently.
The fact of the matter is, as we get older we get colder, not to mention keeping our love ones safe and warm. There are so many people out there who are scared to turn the heating on for fear of extortionate bills. Foam insulation is incredibly efficient, meaning you can sleep a little easier knowing you’ll only have to have the heating on for an hour instead of three.
E-save Heating is leading the way with new age insulation in the South. Keep your eyes open for their reoccurring articles in House over the coming issues.
if you are interested in having your home or building super insulated and would like some more information, then don’t hesitate to get in-touch with Vince and his team, or better yet visit them at their HQ in the Plowman’s Garden Centre in Ferndown.
t. 01202 069842
a. Plowmans Garden Centre, 392 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, BH22 8SW