Wondering why you need ceiling insulation?
With electricity and gas bills ever increasing, it may be time for you to start saving on these bills and install the best ceiling insulation available, making your home more energy efficient. Heating and cooling our homes uses large amounts of energy. Insulation in the ceiling acts as a barrier for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. By reducing your energy usage, you will be reducing your carbon footprint and helping to create a better world.
What is the best ceiling insulation?
When deciding which is the best ceiling insulation for your home, there are a few factors to consider. Thermal efficiency can increase the value and is considered an important feature of a home. Cellulose insulation is considered to be the best ceiling insulation as it covers all gaps, odd-shaped cavities and is blown-in forming perfectly around joists and beams. Cellulose insulation has several advantages when compared to other forms of insulation due to its high thermal resistance and it is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly insulation available.
What is the R-value of insulation?
The R-value of the insulation is the measure of resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation. Cellulose insulation has a high R-value by varying the thickness and density, therefore it is more effective in the control of heat transmission and thermal resistance.
What is the environmental effect of the insulation?
Cellulose is considered to be the most environmentally friendly insulation to use, as it is made up mainly of recycled paper and newspaper. The paper is pulverised and treated with borate compounds with a low environmental impact. Cellulose contains more recycled material than any other commercially available insulation. Cellulose insulation requires 10 times less energy to produce than fibreglass insulation – making cellulose a very ‘green’ product of choice.
What is the safety factor of the insulation?
Keeping in mind that fiberglass is a lung and skin irritant and should not be breathed in, protective clothing should be worn when handling this type of material. However, there is no danger in handling and installing the cellulose insulation, as it is made up mostly of recycled paper. Because the cellulose is treated with non-toxic borate compounds it is resistant to fire, insects, vermin and mould increasing the safety of your home.
Can an existing ceiling be insulated?
Yes – blown-in cellulose is the best ceiling insulation to use after a house is constructed. It can also be installed with new structures. Installed correctly, it will cover spaces that other insulations may miss. It is the perfect method to use to have all obstacles covered in order for your home or office to achieve the perfect insulation that will protect your home and family against harsh outdoor elements.
Will ceiling insulation help with acoustics?
Cellulose is the best ceiling insulation available for acoustics and sound reduction, due to its density and lack of air pockets for sound to travel in. It is very effective with an approximate Rw value of 50+, compared to fibreglass batts of about 36.
Is there a guarantee?
Cellulose insulation installed by Cool or Cosy comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. Installed in over 45,000 homes across South Australia, it has a proven track record of reliability and high performance in thermal efficiency. Being the largest insulation manufacturer in Australia, Cool or Cosy make the product according to the highest standards required by the Australian Standards Authority.
When considering the best ceiling insulation for your home, do call on the experts. Cool or Cosy has more than 30 years of experience in cellulose insulation and is happy to give you advice and guidance throughout the process.
Give a Cool or Cosy a call to see how we can thermally improve your home or office – thereby giving you extra money in your pocket every month.