Almost everybody knows that home insulation keeps rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer. It also reduces energy bills and creates a more comfortable home. But what most people don’t know is that insulating the right parts of your house makes it work better. The areas of your home where you need the most insulation are those that have the biggest difference between interior and exterior temperature.
The most obvious is the loft, because heat rises and a lot of warm air escapes through the ceiling into the loft space during the winter. Adding the right amount of fibreglass batts or cellulose loose-fill in the loft can dramatically reduce this problem and lower your heating costs. Insulating the basement, rim-joists (the area where the framing of a floor extends out to the bottom of the foundation) and cathedral ceilings can also improve comfort and reduce utility bills. Also consider Downlight Covers. Downlight covers from Thermahood Direct offer insulation and safety.
Walls are another critical place to add insulation, especially in new construction or when a major restoration requires replacing walls. Insulating stud cavities in your walls will minimise thermal bridging and improve the whole-wall R-value of the house. For new homes, consider building using advanced wood framing techniques that improve insulating value and minimise air leaks.
Of course, you should always seal air leaks before insulating. And the final piece of advice is to check out the R-values of the types of insulation you are considering, because they depend on where you live and what climate zone you are in.