Most Australian homes require – or at least benefit a lot from – some insulation. Insulation drastically reduces the amount of heat which enters the home in summer, and the amount of heat which escapes out in the winter. Insulation helps to maximise the efficiency of indoor heating and cooling, and greatly lessens the load on the air conditioning unit or other heating and cooling appliances.
Save on energy with ceiling insulation
Ceiling insulation should be the first priority in any home insulation project. The roof space is usually the biggest culprit in transferring heat into the home, and in winter time, without ceiling insulation, much of the indoor heating will escape up and out of through the ceiling.
Ceiling insulation alone can reduce electricity consumption by up to 40%. For most homes, the cost of buying and installing ceiling insulation will be saved back in reduced power costs, after only a few years. And since home insulation can be expected to last as long as the home itself – the insulation will potentially save the home owners many thousands of dollars on their electricity bills over the life of their home.
Reduce noise with acoustic insulation
If you live in a noisy neighbourhood or wish to isolate noise within the home, then thermal acoustic insulation is highly recommended. In addition to providing a high level of thermal protection, acoustic insulation’s added density helps it to block out unwanted noise, such as aircraft noise, lawn mowers or barking dogs. If your house is built on wooden stumps then you might also want to consider installing underfloor insulation. For more information click here.