In your Canberra or ACT home, up-to-date insulation is essential. It lowers your heating and cooling costs, protects your home from pollen, keeps your home from accruing mould, and increases your home’s Energy Efficiency Rating. If you have an older Australian home, there is a good chance that your home is not properly insulated or has old insulation that isn’t getting the job done. This means that you likely open your mail each month to find high energy bills. If that is the case, it is time to start looking at your options for insulating your home.
Insulation comes in two primary forms: batts and blow-in. Blow-in insulation is made from recycled paper with fire and pest protection usually made for retrofitting homes that have never had insulation. Insulation batts are fantastic choices for re-insulating your home after having your old insulation removed. Batts are formaldehyde free and made of non-itchy Earthwool, making them eco-friendly and cost-effective. If you have a home in Canberra needing insulation batts, contact Alexander Watson Insulation to discuss your options.
Why Insulation Batts for ACT Homes Are Advantageous
Insulation batts have a multitude of advantages. Being one of the most widely used types of insulation, batts are extremely quick and easy for professionals to install. Because of this, it is one of the most inexpensive types of insulation to install. Batts is a smart solution, especially for ceilings, because they are very flexible and are installed between studs and rafters without leaving gaps. Gaps would allow moisture to get in between the insulation and could potentially lead to mould.
The perfect fit of these batts means that they will stop airflow and the transfer of heat out of your home, leading to a more energy efficient household. The less heat transfer, the more money you save on your energy bills.
Keeping your ACT home properly insulated is crucial to your home’s Energy Efficiency Rating. It has a much bigger effect than any high-efficiency appliance would and, therefore, should be your focus if you are looking to save money on utility costs. Proper insulation can reduce energy usage in your home by 50 percent, which will have a positive effect on your bills each month.
What is a Batt?
A batt comes in rolls or pre-cut panels. It can be made of fibreglass, cotton, or stone wool. Regardless of its material, it is energy efficient, safe, and effective. Many experts consider fibreglass the best type of batt insulation because it is naturally fire retardant and sound-dampening, allowing it to reduce the amount of noise that enters and escapes your home.
At Alexander Watson Insulation, we can professionally install insulation batts in Canberra homes but will also provide you with a thorough assessment to ensure that this is the best choice for your residence. We utilise thermal imaging technology to pinpoint where heat transfer is happening in your home and make our recommendations based on that. Our goal is to protect you and your home while also lowering your energy costs for years to come. Give us a call on 02 6181 2750 to book a home insulation assessment.