BENEFITS OF INSULATING YOUR HOME
Homeowners need to protect their valuable investment in every possible way that they can. You purchase your home to enjoy not just for the moment but for many, many years into the future as well. If your home is not well taken care of, enjoying those everlasting years might not come as easily as you’d hope for.
A number of steps can be taken to add this peace of mind and extra durability to your home. One of those is to insulate your home. Homeowners who choose to insulate their home gain a tremendous number of benefits that will certainly be appreciated.
What is Insulation?
Before we get into the numerous insulation benefits, let’s first take a moment to better understand exactly what it is, how the process works and where to insulate in your home. It is only with this information that you’ll be able to put forth the effort required to enjoy the benefits of the insulation!
First insulation is a protective barrier that is used between walls, roofs, floors and ceilings. The insulation protects the inside from the elements on the outside, including heat, cool weather, condensation, mould and mildew.
Several different types of insulation is available for homeowners throughout the country. Some of these types of insulation are also soundproof, which is an added benefit since you’ll be able to also block out noises from the outside.
Insulation types include:
Reflective Insulation: This type of insulation is used for cooling the home and condensation control. This type of insulation is most popular in hotter areas of the country, such as Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Bulk Insulation: Bulk insulation is available in several different materials including polyester Batts, wool Batts, and Fibreglass Batts(Glass-wool). It is placed between the walls/ceilings of the home to keep temperatures season appropriate throughout the year.
There are insulation products that contain both reflective and bulk materials.
Insulation should be installed in several different places throughout the home, although those areas vary greatly depending upon where you live and the average temperatures in that area. Generally speaking you’ll need insulation in the following areas of your home.
Underneath the roofing material
In the ceiling to reduce the loss/gain of heat
Within stud frames of the walls
In the cavities of the walls
Floors (If you live in an area with a cooler temperature or in an area that is hot and dry and humid)
It is best to talk to an insulation professional to learn more about the different types of insulation and which one is most suitable for your needs.
Home Insulation Benefits
Now what you’ve come for: A look at the many benefits that you’ll enjoy when you insulate your home. There are many benefits to enjoy, so prepare yourself!
Reduce Levels of Greenhouse Emissions
If everyone in the world would insulate their home some pretty amazing things could happen. In fact, the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air would decrease by 293.5 billion pounds! That’s some pretty serious numbers. While you cannot do this alone, every bit helps, and your insulation project could do plenty to reduce greenhouse emissions and make the world a better, easier to breathe place for us all. Harvard University’s Public Health department released two studies that concluded there would be 110,000 less restricted activity days each year, 6,500 less asthma attacks and 240 fewer premature deaths. That’s pretty amazing benefits from something so simple.
Cooler in Summer/ Warmer in Winter
A properly insulated home will keep warm weather inside when temperatures outside are frigid and the A/C going strong when the weather outside is burning hot. If you are like most people you want to be comfortable in your home regardless of what the temperature outside. The best way to do this is with a properly insulated home. You’ll always be at just the right temperature any season of the year.
Lower Energy Costs
Did you know that approximately 40% of the energy that you use comes from your heating and cooling system? When your heat/ air stays inside to cool or heat your home rather than seep out of windows, holes and crevices you’ll not only feel more comfortable with the temperature but also reduce the cost of your energy bills. In fact, the Australian Department of Energy and Science reports that insulation is the most practical way to reduce your energy bill by about 40%. There’s a good chance that you could stand to save a few bucks on your energy costs. This is an excellent way to do it.
Increased Home Value
Although selling your home might not be a thought in your mind, you never know what the future will bring. It is always possible that you’ll decide to move away, and if you do you can rest assured that you’ll get the most money for your home, since insulation will increase the overall value and interest in the home.
A Safer Home
Yes, insulation can even help you keep your home a safe place to live. All too often the lack of insulation can cause problems such as moisture, condensation, mold and mildew, all of which can quickly cause damage to your home and all of your precious possessions. These damages can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of needed repairs, not to mention potential danger for you, your family and all of the guests who visit your home. Rather than take such a chance you can easily eliminate the worry and insulate your home.
If you want to enjoy all of the benefits listed above and protect your home and all of its value now is the time to consider insulating your home. No matter where you are located in Aussie, your home will reap the rewards of adding insulation. Do not miss out and get in touch for a free estimate today.