There are many benefits of installing home insulation. Insulating your home will create a healthier home environment, add to your comfort, reduce your energy bills and have a positive effect on the environment. These days insulation is installed in all new houses, but a few decades ago this wasn’t common practice. Consequently, many old houses don’t have an adequate level of ceiling or underfloor insulation according to today’s standards.
Installing Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation in Existing Homes
Whether your home is completely uninsulated or only has a very thin layer of insulation, adding fresh insulation to your house is a great way of increasing the comfort of your home. Adding ceiling and underfloor insulation to an old home will help to create a more stable indoor temperature and create a more enjoyable living environment, especially during the coldest and hottest months of the year.
Blocking Out Unwanted Sounds with Insulation
Adding wall insulation to the new home design will also help you to manage the acoustics. Insulation creates a sound barrier, preventing unwanted noise from penetrating your home and conversely increasing the privacy of your home. Acoustic insulation within the four walls is gaining popularity in New Zealand homes. Rather than allowing sound from one end of the house travel freely to the other, where it very possibly will disturb someone trying to sleep or study, home owners are choosing to install high density insulation in the internal walls. This reduces the need for the whole family to move about the house on tiptoe and also gives people in the living room (or separate theatre) an opportunity to appreciate what their recently purchased sound system is capable of producing.
Real Savings by Insulating Your Home
Added ceiling and underfloor insulation makes your home much more energy efficient and as such the investment also has cost benefits to you as homeowner. Insulation will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This will reduce the reliance on heating and cooling systems to maintain a comfortable temperature. Not only will this reduce your energy bills, but the HVAC systems themselves will be subject to less wear and tear and can be expected to last for longer. As such, home insulation will reduce the costs of cooling and heating your home.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Home Insulation
Installing thermal insulation in homes also has global benefits. Homes with a nice thick layer of insulation end up using less energy to heat and cool them. Reducing your energy consumption helps to reduce carbon emissions and the more homes that engage actively in this way of thinking, the bigger the impact on the environment.
Professional Insulation Installation Services
Installing insulation isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Many people find glasswool insulation unpleasant to handle while others aren’t physically able to climb into their roof cavity and install the insulation themselves. If you are not able to install the insulation yourself, you can engage professional installers to do the job for you.
Note: From 1st July 2019 all rental homes in New Zealand will be required to have an adequate level of ceiling and underfloor insulation as stated in the Residential Tenancies Act.