When it comes to insulation for your Melbourne home, you need to consider the property as a whole in order to achieve the best possible energy efficient solution.
Melbourne residents know that the weather fluctuations are spontaneous and often extreme. By installing quality insulation materials properly in floors, walls and ceilings, you will protect your home from losing valuable heat during cold temperatures and from overheating in hot climates.
Air leakage through floors in Melbourne homes is common, so insulating this part of your property professionally with no gaps can dramatically increase the overall comfort in your home. It is particularly important for areas with floorboards to have sufficient insulation to minimise the chance of air penetration from below. Carpeted areas have the advantage of the extra protective layer.
According to yourhome.gov.au*, 15-25% of heat loss during cool climates heat gain during heatwaves occurs through walls. For this reason, installing effective insulation in your walls and cavity walls will significantly reduce your artificial heating and cooling requirements and in turn, save you plenty of money on energy bills.
far the most thermal penetration happens through ceilings. Ceiling insulation in Melbourne is one of the highest priorities for renovators, builders and architects and needs to be installed by professionals to ensure maximum energy efficiency and comfort levels within the building.
The added benefits of equipping your Melbourne property with adequate, quality insulation include reducing your greenhouse gas emissions for environmental benefits and long term financial savings.