Home insulation reduces heat loss in winter and heat gains in summer, allowing you to run heaters and air conditioners on lower settings. Installing thermal and acoustic insulation in the walls, ceiling and floor of your home will help to improve comfort and reduce energy bills.
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Insulating your home is a great investment which can pay itself back in around 3 to 5 years. Home insulation can significantly reduce summer heat gains and winter heat losses and cut your energy bills by up to half. The best time to insulate your home is during the construction phase or during a renovation project. House insulation costs will depend on the area (m2), climate and materials required, order online or contact us at Pricewise Insulation for a quote today!
Home Insulation Product Types
Insulation products come in two main types; bulk and reflective and can also be combined. Bulk Insulation is as the name suggests is bulky and prevents heat transfer by trapping air between the fine fibres and stopping it from travelling through the material. Bulk Insulation materials include; Glasswool, Polyester, Rockwool and Polystyrene Panels. Reflective Insulation is a layer of foil backed by paper or plastic. It works against radiation heat by bouncing it back and not letting it penetrate through the foil. That’s why the foil is faced downwards or vertically. Examples of reflective insulation include; foil faced blankets or sarking, foil boards, and multi-faced foil products. Lastly, combined bulk and reflective insulation utilise both features to create a 2 in 1 product designed for extra thermal properties.
Wall insulation especially for external walls provide a barrier to ensure that your home keeps warm in winter and cool in summer. As up to 25% of summer heat gains and winter heat loss occurs through the walls of your home, ensure that insulation is properly installed with minimum air gaps and spaces. Make sure that the correct R-value is installed the first time, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), as all new homes are required to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards.
When thinking about your home insulation we recommend you consider installing internal cavity wall insulation, both from an acoustic perspective and a thermal perspective. Installing acoustic insulation means less disturbances and a quieter home in which noise is maintained at an acceptable level. Internal wall insulation can reduce your need to use an air-conditioning system and minimise heat transfer and heat loss thereby decreasing your energy bills and increasing savings. For best results we would recommend a minimum of R2.5 in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and a minimum of R2.0 in Brisbane, Perth and northern New South Wales.
Insulation For Ceilings
Up to 35% of heat loss occurs through the ceiling! Consider ceiling home insulation today and reduce your energy bill costs. Most insulation provides a level of thermal and sound reduction benefits, which can help to eliminate external noise and control fluctuating temperatures within your home. House insulation costs will depend on the type and amount of insulation needed for your home. You should also consider the climate, building construction type and heating/cooling systems used before selecting the right home insulation for your home.
When insulating your home, underfloor insulation is important in improving the insulation rating of your home. Up to 20% of summer heat gains and winter heat loss occur through the floor and without insulation, draughts can enter through your floor making your home uncomfortable and reducing your energy efficiency. Carpeting your floor and having underlay can help to provide basic insulation, however underfloor insulation provides maximum heat retention and an effective thermal and acoustic barrier.
Insulation For Between Floors
Installing insulation between floors in a multi-storey house or building needs to be completed during the construction phase or during a renovation project. Midfloor insulation can reduce up to 75% of noise levels between adjacent floors, and create a more peaceful and quiet space to relax in. Midfloor insulation provides your home with both thermal and acoustic benefits. Home insulation thermal benefits include; help to maintain stable temperatures throughout your home and reduce thermal heat loss between floors and rooms. Acoustic benefits of midfloor insulation include; to limit noise transfer between floors and manage noise levels within an area of the house. Midfloor insulation is easy to install, very effective and great value for money.
Home Insulation - Pipe Lagging
Water pipes can be insulated to reduce heat losses with pipe lagging insulation. This insulation also helps to reduce unwanted noise from pipes in the walls near bedrooms and living areas.