Heat Retention In Your Home
Insulation helps to reduce heat loss from your home and is the most effective way to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. A fully insulated home means you’ll spend less on heating in winter and cooling in summer. Uninsulated ceilings, walls and even floors can account for significant heat.
Winter Heat Loss
There are many different types of insulation but the most important factor to consider is its R value. The R value is a measure of a material’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R value, the greater the resistance to heat transfer, and the greater the energy savings.
Different products with the same R value will provide similar insulation performance. Remember, it is not necessarily the thickness of the product or the type of material that counts, but the R value.
When selecting insulation ensure that the material is:
- the recommended R value for the relevant area
- appropriate for the intended installation
- a material covered by Australian Standards
- compliant with local building authority requirements.
The level of insulation required is determined by the climate you live in, given Victorian climate conditions, when insulating both heating and cooling need to be considered.