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 professionally installed insulation in summer however, it really makes a difference. Your home simply is cool all the time!
Having ceiling and/or underfloor insulation installed in your home is an effective long term solution for improving energy efficiency. In most cases, the cost of insulation actually pays for itself within just a few years thanks to the 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 significantly reduced for years to come. If you ever decide to sell your home, it’s value will also be increased, as proper insulation is an important factor in today’s market.
You may not be sure if your home has sufficient insulation, or whether it could benefit from having more installed. It may even need to be replaced altogether. At Bay Energy Solutions, we offer free insulation 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 Rotorua or the surrounding regions, book a free insulation assessment today!