What is insulation

With winter just around the courner, there’s never been a better time to get your home insulated.

What is insulation - How Insulation Works

What is insulation?

Safe-R answers the question

Installing insulation is probably one of the best investments you can make for your property! Apart from helping to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, there are a number of other benefits. These include a reduction of your homes overall energy consumption, a healthier home  and savings on your monthly power bill.

Insulation is very interesting! Not only does it help make your home warmer in the winter, but it also helps keep it cool in the summer. Find out how insulation works here.

So what is it?

Quite simply it is a generic term used to describe products or materials that reduce heat loss or heat gain by providing a battier between areas that are significantly different in temperature. Have a look at the different types available. When if comes to insulating your home there are lots of different products to choose from. They are usually sold by differing R-values. The higher the R value the better the performance. But don’t be fooled, you need to use the right product for each individual situation.

There are a lot of of different types of products however there are 3 main types used in your average home. These include Wall, Floor and Roof systems.

Insulation can be used in a number of areas around your home including hot water cylinders and pipes however buildings themselves need some extra help to make them more energy efficient.

Most New Zealand homes are poorly insulated and as a result, they have no real barrier to prevent the outside temperatures affecting your inside living conditions. This can have a detrimental impact on the occupants health and well being.

Fully insulated homes reduce the dependence on heating and cooling products, helping to reduce the amount of pollution we create using fires. Also helping to reduce your homes energy consumption which means savings on your power bill! A well insulated home just feels different.

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