If your energy bills are consistently higher than you think they should be, or if your home is never quite the right temperature, the problem might lie with your insulation. Even small gaps in insulation can significantly reduce a home’s ability to keep the heat inside during the winter and keep it outside in the summer. However, when shopping for insulation solutions, it’s important to realise that not all insulation products are created equal. In fact, you will want to use different products for ceiling insulation than you would for floor insulation, and vice versa.
R-Values and How They Impact Your Insulation Solution
At Alexander Watson Insulation, we try to explain the differences in insulation types by educating our customers about R-values. The R-value is the unit of measurement used to gauge how resistant and insulation product is to heat. An insulation product with a high R-value is going to offer better heat retention than one with a lower R-value.
So, does that mean you should just buy insulation products with the highest R-values for your entire home? You could, but if you are looking for an economical solution, you don’t necessarily need to have super high R-value insulation everywhere. For a more affordable (and equally effective) solution, you can choose insulation products with varying R-values for different locations throughout the house.
For instance, if you are looking exclusively for ceiling insulation in Canberra, you are going to want to buy an insulation solution with a higher R-value. Since so much heat transfer typically happens in ceilings, ceiling insulation needs to be more resistant than, say, floor insulation.
In addition, there are different types of insulation that combat different types of heat transfer. At Alexander Watson Insulation, we can help you determine which type of heat transfer (convection, conduction, or radiation) you are dealing with at different points throughout your home. We can then point you in the direction of the right insulation to prevent that type of heat transfer.
Get Help with Your Ceiling Insulation in ACT
If heat is seeping into or out of your home through a gap in your ceiling insulation, you can count on Alexander Watson Insulation for your Canberra ceiling insulation needs. We don’t just sell products. More than that, we love to help our customers understand why heat transfer is happening in their home. By taking the time to educate our clients about heat transfer, R-values, and other insulation terminology, we give every customer the knowledge they need to choose the best insulation solution for their home.
Don’t keep dealing with the costs and discomforts of heat transfer. Instead, give us a call at Alexander Watson Insulation and let us help you find the perfect ceiling insulation product in ACT. We can also help you with insulation of your floors and walls, if necessary. If you are ready to get started, we would love to hear from you! You can reach us by calling 02 6181 2750.