There are many risks involved when your home is poorly insulated. Low-quality insulation often results in unexpected problems and unnecessary expenses in the long run. This list highlights some of the risks to the health of your home and family when your home is poorly insulated.
Lack of proper insulation can result in significant damage to your home. Poor insulation can cause dampness and condensation which lead to issues that are often difficult and expensive to fix. Common examples of this include mould and water leakages. Installing high-quality insulation can prevent these issues through well-regulated airflow and temperatures.
Pest infestations are more likely to occur in a poorly insulated home. In a home with no insulation or old insulation, there are more gaps in your home for pests to burrow into and call their own. High-quality insulation should be pest-repellent and leave limited space. This can save your home and family from the severe damage pests can cause.
Poorly insulated homes pose significant risks to your health. Homes with low-quality insulation are generally colder and wetter with poorer airflow than homes with high-quality insulation. The World Health Organisation reports that people are likelier to develop colds and asthma in homes with temperatures consistently below 18ºC. There have been several studies which show that people living in well-insulated homes are generally healthier than those in uninsulated homes.
Insulation might seem costly, but it is often more expensive to have a poorly insulated home. Good insulation creates a barrier which traps heat inside your home. Without proper insulation, the heat in your home can escape with ease. This results in high power bills and a house with inconsistent, fluctuating temperatures. Insulation is an investment which can significantly reduce the cost of your future power bills.
The best way to avoid these risks is to have high quality insulation installed in your home. This will produce many benefits for your home year-round, both during the winter and over the warmer months.
If you are considering improving your insulation, get in touch with Bay Energy Solutions today for a free home assessment.