Have you noticed the weather lately? We are transitioning into summer and experiencing some scorching hot days, but somehow still finding ourselves walking out to freezing cold and wet weather during the very same week, or in some cases, day. After a pretty brisk winter, we are all looking forward to some warmer days to switch things up and improve the mood. Given that we have the challenge of some pretty volatile weather right now, the question comes up—how do we keep our homes at a balanced temperature, despite the ever-changing weather conditions? Well, one of the best ways, and by far most efficient and economical, is to invest in foil insulation. Insulation is designed to create thermal efficiency in your home and keep it at a comfortable temperature, regardless of what’s going on with our unpredictable climate.
Of all the different applications of insulation, today we want to give special attention to cavity wall insulation. If you only opted for insulation in one part of your home’s structure, engaging in wall insulation installation would arguably bring the greatest amount of change to your internal temperatures out of all the different ones.
Besides serving this useful purpose, here are 7 surprising facts about cavity wall insulation that you didn’t know.
(1) It will reduce your gas and electricity bills
So, you may or may not know this—but the way in which insulation saves you money in the long run is through a reduction in your energy bills. In an uninsulated home, appliances are generally the primary method of controlling the temperature in your space. Thankfully, once insulation is put in, there is no longer a need to run the heaters and air conditioners as much, which leaves more money in the bank for you.
(2) Uninsulated homes bleed a high amount of air
In an uninsulated home, roughly a staggering 40% of air escapes through air leaks in the walls and other parts of its structure. Considering this is almost half of all the air in your home, it clearly explains why we so wastefully use our gas and electricity appliances to create a comfortable climate at home.
(3) It prevents moisture and insect infestations
With correct installation of the appropriate insulation, not only are internal temperatures balanced, but your home receives an extra layer of protection against moisture intrusion and pest invasion.
(4) There’s no one glove fits all solution
If you really want the optimum insulation setup in your home, you’re going to need to have your home assessed to really find out what kind of R value rating is required. The R value rating indicates the strength and efficiency of the insulation material. It is ideal to know what insulation will fit your home best so that there is no wastage and you receive the best protection for your property.
(5) While insulation can be done DIY, it’s recommended to hire the professionals
If you have some decent understanding of how to work on a home and work with insulation, you may be able to install it yourself. In most cases, however, it’s best to bring in the experts to do it and ensure that all safety standards are met. At Foilboard, our insulation is non-toxic—however, this isn’t the case with all insulation and so it’s advised to take all necessary precautions.
(6) It adds a layer of soundproofing to your home
A welcome side-effect of cavity wall insulation is the fact that it adds some soundproofing your home. This is great as it helps keep the sounds of the world out of your peaceful sanctuary.
(7) It’s environmentally friendly
Believe it or not, insulation helps you to minimise your impact on the planet. By reducing the amount of time your appliances spend running, you are, in-effect, reducing the amount of resources you take from the planet.
So, there you have it: 7 surprising facts about insulation. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
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