How often has this happened to you? The alarm clock goes off, and you go downstairs to make the day’s first cup of coffee. The moment your feet hit the main floor they are cold and uncomfortable. How can it be that when you pay so much for your energy every month that your floors are so cold? The answer might surprise you. It’s not that your floors are cold, it’s that they are losing so much heat through gaps in your insulation that rather than having your toes feel toasty warm they turn into little icicles instead.
When people think of insulation, they primarily think of walls and roofs. Insulation for floors, however, is just as important. If there is just a 5% gap in your insulation, you can lose a lot of heat. You need to contact Alexander Watson Home Insulation. We can find just the right insulation for your floors in Canberra. Insulation that will keep the heat from escaping in the winter and keep it out in the summer.
How to install insulation for floors in the ACT
While it is true that you can lose a larger percentage of your energy efficiency through your roof or a wall it is possible to lose up to 15% of heat in your home through the floor. While the main culprit for roofs is convection, floors primarily lose heat due to conduction which is the transfer of heat through another material. The best way to prevent this is to add a layer of insulation under the floorboards. Suspended batts provide effective insulation – you just need to be careful that you don’t block off any ducts in the floor. Quality batts have a high R rating which is a measurement of the effectiveness of the material used for insulation.
Floor insulation installed correctly can help reduce your energy bills, prevent draughts, and keep your floor warm and comfortable. The type of insulation used on your floor depends upon the kind of floor that you have. That’s the point in working with a company that doesn’t try to give you a one-size-fits-all solution to your insulation needs. Find a company for insulation for your floors in Canberra that will come and examine your home and take the time to talk to you about the solution that will work best. It’s the best way to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter and reduce your energy bills.
A company that offers quality insulation
Our trained staff at Alexander Watson Home Insulation will take the time to examine your house. We use thermal imaging to find the gaps causing the greatest heat loss in your home. This both allows us to recommend the appropriate solution and enables us to check our work to make sure we have fixed all your installation problems. We can safely remove old installations and install new insulation in your roof, walls, or floors. When you want to find great insulation for your floor in the ACT or Canberra area, please give us a call.