Ceiling insulation is one of the most cost-effective investments to make to a house and insulation keeps the cold out and greatly improves comfort levels. Think of ceiling insulation as being like a doona being put on your house. Healthy Homes offers either a professional installation service. Also, keep your toes cosy and warm with Underfloor Insulation.
See immediate improvements – up to 7 degrees Celius
Typical outcomes of an insulation upgrade in an existing home is a 6 to 7 degree Celsius increase in the overnight ambient temperature in winter and approx 5 degrees Celsius cooler in summer.
Ceiling insulation reduces window condensation, reduces heating and cooling costs, and greatly improves the efficiency of ducted heating or air circulation systems. Insulation will compress and become gappy after 15-20 years, where an insulation top-up is required.
Some of these comments will depend where you live and the time of year… but in general, the benefits of ceiling insulation include:
- Help retain heat in winter
- Help keep cool in Summer
- Save you money on respective heating/cooling bills
- Will keep you family comfortable
- Will act as a fire retardant and won’t conduct electricity
- Will not sustain insect, rat, possum and bird infestations
- Will add to the value and energy rating of your house
- Will assist Australia to combat spiralling domestic energy consumption
- Will recycle vast quantities of glass
Keep your toes cosy and warm
Don’t let the warmth escape from under your feet, trap it inside and prevent cold draughts in winter.
Underfloor Insulation – A protective layer under your feet
The floorboards will feel closer to room temperature AND stop air draughts – a double bonus. Typically, the overnight ambient winter temperature in a home will increase by about 3.5 degrees Celsius.
With underfloor insulation, the warm air inside is not cooled down by a cold floor, and air leaks between floorboards are blocked.
Don’t rely on carpets to keep you warm. Underfloor insulation batts form a protective barrier against the outside elements, just like having the equivalent of 11 carpets and underlay under your floor. Underfloor insulation batts form a protective barrier against the outside elements, just like having the equivalent of 11 carpets and underlay under your floor.