Insulation is a practical and cost-effective way to make a house, office, warehouse or factory more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer, warmer in winter and saving up to 80% in heating and cooling losses. It reduces condensation, which provides health benefits by reducing mould and damp. Half the energy we use to heat or cool our properties can leak out without insulation. Insulation helps to:
- Save money on energy bills
- Reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduce reliance on heating and cooling systems
- Improve comfort and make a property more soundproof.
Insulation is the material and the process of keeping heat, sound or electricity from spreading. In a home, it acts as a barrier to heat loss and heat gain in roofs and ceilings, external and internal walls, between storeys, around plumbing areas and under the floors. Thermal and acoustic insulation products such as HVAC, walls, ceilings, roofs, fireseal and underslab are also available for use in the design and construction of commercial buildings and industrial processes.
Many properties, residential and commercial alike, waste energy because they are badly designed and constructed and have inadequate insulation. Energy simply leaks out through walls, ceilings and floors. This means it is difficult to heat properly in the winter and cool adequately in the summer, unless large amounts of energy are used. The negative impact on our depleted fossil fuel resources is enormous. Reducing energy use and wastage is simple if you install adequate insulation. Ample insulation in walls, ceilings and under the floor will resist the flow of heat. This means your home, office, or even your warehouse or factory, remains cool in the summer and warm in the winter, decreasing the need for cooling and heating. A fully insulated property will use about half the heating that a non-insulated one requires. Not only will you save money, but you will help conserve energy and fossil fuel resources.