In any building, whether it is insulating your home or office, effective insulation is extremely important. Insulation helps keep the building interior warm, dry and comfortable. That’s a much healthier living or working environment, and can save significant money in heating.
Because it’s drier and warmer, a well-insulated home is a lot healthier for families. A cold, damp home can promote mould and mildew, which can lead to asthma, recurring colds and flu.A recent study by the Wellington School of Medicine confirmed that people who live in insulated homes are healthier. World Health Organisation (WHO 1987) say an ideal minimum of 20°C is recommended for inside a home. Without effective insulation, that temperature is difficult and expensive to achieve.
Effective insulation can reduce heat loss in winter, allowing you to turn your heating down or off so you can save on your power bill.
Effective insulation in the ceiling can cut heat losses from a building by over 40%. Insulation in exterior walls can cut overall heat loss by roughly one quarter, and by using insulation in internal walls around living spaces the amount of energy required to heat them will be reduced too. Insulating under floor boards can improve heat retention even further, as well as cutting out uncomfortable draughts.