Insulation issues in new build home
Hi everyone, some time ago I raised an issue about our electric radiators as we were not able to keep our new house warm.
We did a couple of tests, and we figured out that there might be another issue which is the insulation.
Our house is losing heat ridiculously fast, for example we can heat up a room up to 20C. The moment we turn off the radiators our temperature starts to drop. We calculated that it is dropping by 0.5C every 20-25 minutes. And with the radiators off the temperature will keep dropping constantly (the lowest we saw so far was about 6C – yes, 6C inside the house with all doors, windows and vents closed)
As you can imagine our bills are very high, and this is with living in a house that is never warm no matter how much we spend on heating.
As it’s a new build house, built last year we never expected anything like this.
We contacted developer who can’t see any issue and told us the house is well insulated.
We continued to look closer at the issue. We invested in Topdon TC005 thermal camera, and what we saw shocked us.
It seems that we have a lot of cold spots in the house which from my understanding might suggest poor insulation, or no insulation at all. All outside walls seems to be very cold (they’re super cold when we touch them as well) but there’s a lot of cold spots in the ceilings as well.
I’m attaching photo of some examples of the cold spots we located in our house.
Does anyone have any experience with poor insulation in new build houses? Can someone advise me if we’re right thinking that the insulation is an issue in our home?
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