Why is insulating homes important?

By insulating your home living areas and spaces will remain at a comfortable temperature during all seasons plus your energy bills will be reduced substantially all year round.

How does insulation work?

Generally found in walls, under floors, between storeys and around plumbing pipes in homes, thermal insulation batts work as a barrier against heat flow moving in or out of living areas and spaces.

Insulation batts are able to effectively reduce the heat flow movement in or out of living areas because they are made from recycled glass that contains fibres that form small air pockets which trap air.

By trapping air and reducing the heat flow transfer insulation is able to not only naturally adjust higher to lower temperature areas until they all regulate, it also keeps homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter lessening the need to use heaters and air conditioners. This energy efficiency and helping to reduce energy bills is why many people opt to have their homes fully insulated.

Insulation prevents heat flowing out during winter

During winter and when heaters are on inside, if your home has little or no insulation, the heat flow will easily escape outwards. The hot air that is being generated naturally flows upwards and outwards through the roof, walls and gaps around windows and doors. Floors in a home can also lose heat flow to a cooler ground below much like a radiator pushes warm air out at the top and draws in cooler air at the bottom.

A home that is not properly insulated can lose up to 35% of its heat through the ceilings, 25% through the walls and up to 20% through floors and windows making energy bills super expensive during the colder months.

Insulation prevents from heat flowing in during summer

When it is summer and hot outside the heat will flow into a home that does not have adequate insulation. The sun’s rays which are considered radiant heat is absorbed through the roof and walls and can move through uncovered windows. Hot air, that is not radiant heat, can also flow in through gaps around windows and doors. During a hot temperature day a home can gain up to 35% heat through its ceiling if poorly insulated.