To ensure your home is cozy warm during the winters and cool and comfortable during the summers, you can’t overlook the importance of a well-insulated home. This is because insulation acts as a great barrier for both, heat loss and heat gain, helping you keep the desired temperature in your home – all year round.
What to Insulate?
When it comes to insulating homes, the best way to get started is to insulate your roofing/ceiling particularly because 45 percent of the heating/cooling energy is lost through the roof. After roof insulation, your next step should be wall and floor insulation. By insulating your walls and floors, you can save additional 20% of heating/cooling energy.
When to Insulate?
Although the best time to install insulation is when you are building or renovating your home. However, if it is not possible at that time, you can always resort to other energy-efficient solutions to make sure your home is well-insulated.
Ways to Insulate
Here are some of the many ways to insulate homes:
Also known as loose fill insulation; it is used to insulate enclosed existing walls, open-new wall cavities, unfinished attic walls and floors.
Batts & Rolls Insulation
It is perfect to insulate spaces that don’t have many obstructions in between. It resembles a blanket- laid flat and fitted between beams, studs and joists. It is ideally used to insulate floors and ceilings.
It is installed in the ceiling under the roof and works by reflecting sunlight rather than absorbing it. It’s the best way to keep your home cool and an ideal choice for homes located in areas where the climate is usually hot or sunny.
Other techniques to make your home energy-efficient include:
Spray foam insulation
Installation of energy efficient windows
Benefits of Insulation
A well-insulated home can help you:
Save big on energy bills
Achieve ideal room temperature quickly without running your HVAC system for long hours
Reduce your carbon footprint as you won’t be using excessive energy produced through fossil fuel combustion
Improve home comfort
Lower greenhouse gas emissions