If you live in a particularly cold area, then you know about and appreciate your insulation. Insulation works to keep the warmth inside your house, or in some cases, keep the heat out. But insulation isn’t just for extreme climates, it can be installed in homes under temperate conditions and still improve the comfort of your home.
There are many benefits to having insulation in your home, such as
Moderating the temperature of your home
Reducing the workload put on your heating/cooling systems
Saving money on your electricity bills
Reducing your carbon footprint
Reduces the odds of getting mould in your home
Increases the sound proofing of your walls
What kinds of insulation are available?
Insulation comes in many forms, but whether you are using fibreglass or polyurethane spray foam, know that its effectiveness at moderating temperature is always the same. Measured in a unit called R-value, insulation with a high R-value will be very effective at keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while insulation with a low R-value will be less effective. The price of the insulation increases with the quality you are buying so it’s important to talk to your contractor to help determine how much your home needs.