Many people think that installing home insulation is only a heating solution for the winter. However, did you know that having insulation in summer actually makes your home cooler? That’s right, it’s efficient all year round! No need to blast the air conditioning, because the house will be air conditioning itself.
Insulation is essentially a heat barrier. In winter, most of the heat is inside, so the insulation will keep it from escaping. In the summer months, the same principle applies but in reverse. Most of the heat is outside, so the insulation will prevent it from passing through into your home. It’s that simple!
During the warmer months, our homes lose a surprising amount of air through the ceiling, walls and floors. Air is escaping at every moment, 24/7, all summer long. As the cool air escapes, it is then replaced by much more humid air from outside. It is obviously very difficult to keep on top of this with solutions like fans and air conditioning. When you have home insulation in summer however, you don’t even have to think about it. Your home simply is cool all the time!
Having insulation installed in your home is an effective and long term solution. It has been shown that in most cases, the cost of insulation often pays for itself with just a few years of energy savings. That means if you are a homeowner thinking about having more insulation installed, you’ve really got nothing to lose. With a more energy efficient house, your heating and cooling bills will be massively reduced for years to come. If you ever decide to sell your home, it’s value will also be significantly increased, as insulation is an important factor in today’s market.
You may not be sure if your home has enough insulation, or whether it could benefit from having more installed. At Bay Energy Solutions, we offer free home assessments. As soon as you get in touch, one of our team will come to visit your home and offer advice, completely free of charge. Our insulation experts are extremely knowledgeable about efficiency and all current regulations, so are able to provide informed and helpful recommendations. If your property is located in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato or Auckland regions, book a free insulation assessment today!