In today’s society, most would agree that renewable energy and sustainability are key issues that influence how we live in our world. Rising energy costs have consumers trying to understand of how to efficiently and economically heat their homes. Most find it difficult to predict the energy consumption as there are so many factors that impact consumption. By not being able to predict our monthly usage, our best option is to save energy and inevitably save money by way of conservation.
We understand that poorly insulated homes experience higher temperatures in the summer and cooler temperature – heat loss in the winter. A well-insulated home can save up to half of energy consumption. Insulation in the walls, ceiling and floors slows down the flow of heat, helping you keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This means less reliance on artificial heating and cooling and bigger savings on your power bill.
We remind our renovation customers often of the positive benefits of making energy efficient changes and upgrades during the reno phase and how crucially important it is to ensure you have a carefully considered plan for window redesign and insulation installation. There are alot of considerations when renovating a home and it rooms and spaces… doing it right will save an exponential amount of money in the long run.
Retrofitting wall insulation in existing homes by way of insulation batts between joists is cost effective and provides resistance to heat flow. In addition, ceiling insulation can be retrofitted if you have access to the roof interior. In some cases you may even decide to top up existing insulation with fresh insulation.