It may not seem immediately obvious how insulation and ventilation work together. While these may feel unrelated – insulation keeps a home warm while ventilation moves air throughout the home – they work well together to keep a home both warm and dry.
We’ve previously spoken about how insulation can keep your home cool in summer. With the help of ventilation, the air will be spread around your home. This means that the warm air and cold air are pushed together to keep your home at a consistent temperature. Additionally, this helps stop moisture from settling, as the air holding the moisture is being constantly moved around.
In summer especially, people spend time outside to enjoy the fresh air. However, a home that is well insulated and ventilated will both stay cool and have fresh air pushed around the home.
In the winter, the benefits of both insulation and ventilation working together are further improved. We all know that insulation is great in winter for keeping your home warm. With a combination of insulation and ventilation however, your home will be both warmer and drier. By pumping out the damp air, ventilation essentially dehumidifies your home, while the insulation keeps you warm.
Essentially, ventilation and insulation work together to keep your home warm and breathable. Rather than working against each other (as many people think they do) they actually go hand in hand. With both installed, your home will stay dry, and your energy efficiency will be improved by ensuring a consistent temperature.
If your home already has a ventilation system, but is poorly insulated, it will likely result in regular changes in heat. A well-insulated home however will be able to hold at a much more consistent temperature. By installing insulation into your ventilated home, you will get the best of both worlds, a consistently warm home with a steady supply of fresh air.
If you are looking to install insulation in your home, get in touch for your free insulation assessment. Our experts understand the latest legislation and will be able to provide advice for insulating your home and ensuring that it is up to standard. We can personally visit your property and provide an informed quote at no cost to you.