Our homes are a place of comfort; a haven where we can relax, rejuvenate, and escape the pressures of our busy lives. Shivering through winter isn’t what’s meant by ‘Netflix and chill’ and watching your power bills soar in summer through the constant use of air conditioning can send you broke. The answer – insulation!
As specialist first home builders, we build functional, family-friendly homes in popular locations across Perth. We love seeing our clients walk into their new WOW home, knowing that their life is changing. Whether it’s Two Rocks, Dawesville or anywhere in between, you can expect to receive all the features and inclusions needed to achieve the highest level of comfort possible – all for an unbeatable price.
One simple but often overlooked factor in comfort is proper insulation. A well-insulated home is a comfortable, and energy efficient home – here’s why it’s so important:
Insulation Plays a Significant Role in Energy Efficiency
Adequate insulation helps to maintain a stable temperature throughout your home during all seasons, reducing your reliance on expensive heating and cooling systems. Keeping your home warmer during winter, and cooler during summer will:
- Save you money on utility bills – Unless your home is off the grid, saving energy means saving money. In fact, by appropriately insulating your home, you could save up to 45% on your energy bills. WOW!
- Keep you comfortable – Keeping heat inside your home in winter and outside in summer, will ensure a steady, pleasant atmosphere all year round.
- Help you stay healthy – Experiencing temperature extremes can cause a whole host of health issues, from common colds to serious flus. Extreme temperature fluctuations can also create the conditions needed for mould and mildew to form, both of which can lead to allergies, skin conditions, and even respiratory illnesses.
- Minimise noise – Insulation helps to minimise sound transmission throughout your home, so your family can sleep soundly all night, every night. It also helps to prevent outside noise – whether it’s partying neighbours, barking dogs, or traffic noise, you can relax in your tranquil space regardless of what’s going on outside.
What Are the Different Types of Insulation?
Let’s look at the two main types:
- Bulk insulation – This primarily affects conduction heat flow between objects that are touching and is considered the best type of insulation. It works by trapping millions of tiny pockets of air within its structure, these pockets provide excellent resistance to heat flow. Bulk insulation is available as batts, blankets and boards, or as loose fill which can be pumped into the ceiling or wall cavities.
- Reflective foil insulation – This works by reducing the radiant heat transfer across an enclosed space. The best place to install reflective foil is in the ceiling, as it reflects radiant heat away from the interior of the building. For maximum performance it should remain clean and dust free and have no gaps.
Comparing Insulation Products
From batts to boards, insulation products have an R value, this is a measure of the material’s thermal resistance (resistance to heat flow). The higher the R value, the greater the resistance, which means a greater insulating effect. Provided they are correctly installed, insulation products with the same R value will provide the same insulation effect.
There are many things that give a home WOW factor, and while insulation itself may not be one of them, you will definitely be WOW’ed by the many benefits it brings to your new home. As a proud WA owned and operated building company, we have decades of experience creating high-quality homes that are designed to suit the Perth climate. We’re proud to install Australian made Bradford insulation products which will provide the ultimate in comfort and energy efficiency for your family.
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