Why is Insulation important?

Insulation protects your home against cold in winter and excess heat in summer.

Heat always flows to a cooler area, it will escaping out of the building in the winter and entering the building during summer.

Because insulation resists the flow of heat, less heat will be lost from the home or office in winter and less heat will enter the building during summer.

Half of the energy we use to heat or cool our homes can simply leak out without insulation.

Next to proper air sealing, insulation is arguably the most important feature that contributes to your comfort and your homes overall energy efficiency.

Without proper insulation, your home needs larger, more expensive heating and cooling devices to keep you comfortable and those devices need to work harder, consuming more electricity, gas, or oil and costing you money.

Home insulation acts as a sound suppressor. It creates a sound barrier, keeping unwanted sounds out and protecting your privacy by keeping the sounds from inside your home from being audible outside.

Insulating your home creates a moisture barrier, keeping unwanted moisture out of your house.

Home insulation is keeping environmental pollutants and allergens out of your home. It creates an added barrier between you and the outside world, keeping your home environment regulated, healthy and comfortable.

Insulation reduces the environmental impact. With an insulated home you will be using less energy for heating and cooling your home. This will reduce your carbon footprint, and also reduce the amount of chemicals released into the environment from air conditioning units.

Loft - heat rises, and in an uninsulated home, a quarter of heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.

Cavity - about a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. Heat will always flow from a warm area to a cold one. In winter, the colder it is outside, the faster heat from your home will escape into the surrounding air.

Floor - insulating under the floorboards on the ground floor will save you money, and you can seal the gaps between floors and skirting boards to reduce draughts too.

Lagging - water tanks and pipes and insulating behind radiators reduces the amount of heat lost, so you spend less money heating water up, and hot water stays hotter for longer.

The energy performance rating on your home will be improved if you decide to sell or rent your home.

The requirements for energy usage in buildings dictates that all new buildings and extensions have to comply and will be required to have thermal insulation installed and required to meet a minimum total thermal resistance. It means that insulation will have to be installed to achieve the stipulated R-values.