Efficient insulation can make a big difference in a home. Get to know the basics of insulation and how you can benefit from it...
With the continuous rise of utility bills and concerns on energy use, many home buyers look into energy efficient options to save electricity and money. One of the solutions people are considering is insulation. But how does insulation really affect a home?
If you’re looking into new homes in Tasmania, it’s a smart thing to learn about the basics of insulation.
Insulation is a material or a combination of different types of materials that prevent the flow of heat. These materials simply act as a barrier to heat flow which has a significant effect in your home’s comfort and energy consumption.
Insulation materials are divided into two types: bulk and reflective.
Composite bulk and reflective material is a combination of both types, and features their properties.
Proper insulation offers a number of benefits, including:
For optimum efficiency, insulation must be installed in areas where heat is likely to enter or escape. These include the ceiling, roof, walls and floors. Roofs and ceilings play an important role in insulation as they help minimise heat loss or gain. The walls, specifically the external side, also have a role in the transfer of convected or conducted heat. Houses built in locations with temperate climates should also have their floors insulated.
The best time to insulate a home is during construction, which makes the building energy efficient. At Tasbuilt Homes, our builders in Hobart provide premium insulation for our prefabricated homes. We insulate ceilings, walls and floors and double glaze windows as a standard inclusion of our building process to ensure effective insulation throughout.
Want a well-insulated future home? Tasbuilt Homes has a team of expert builders in Tasmania. We take pride in the fact that our modular homes are built for comfort, with thermal ratings that meet and exceed council requirements. Call us up today to discuss your options.