Insulation and its Importance to your Home

Apr 26, 2022 | Home Maintenance

Insulation plays an important role in a home. It acts as a barrier to heat flow and is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Replacing insulation is often a factor to home maintenance which is overlooked, which can mean insulation is unable to perform its job correctly.

Insulation is a key component to every home, acting as a barrier to heat and cold depending on the time of year by simply trapping air within the insulation material. Whilst the concept seems straight forward, there is actually a lot to know about insulation – the different types, values, and methods of fitting which can affect it’s overall effectiveness.

Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow, but also comes with a range of other benefits such as:

  • Reduces costs associated with heating and cooling
  • Saves non renewable resources and reduces greenhouse gas
  • Eliminates condensation on walls or ceilings which otherwise could lead to property damage
  • Provides impressive return on investment, especially for commercial or industrial buildings

In order to reap these benefits, you need to ensure your insulation is working effectively.

As a general rule, insulation should be replaced every 15 to 20 years. However, there are several reasons as to why it may need to be replaced sooner.

  • Water damage – Insulation will not be able to function correctly if it has been subject to water damage. This is most common for roof insulation, however can also happen in walls, eg. if a pipe breaks.
  • Contamination – Contamination often occurs when unwanted pests and rodents get into the attic or walls and ruin your insulation. Bats, possums, and birds can scratch or eat away at insulation, or leave behind urine or feces. All of which, causes damage to your insulation and its ability to perform at maximum capacity.
  • Incorrect installation – Incorrect installation of insulation can result in it not being able to do its job properly. Misalignment of insulation, lots of gaps, or the use of the wrong type of insulation can mean it’s functionality is pretty much pointless.

At AIV we offer professionals quality equipment to perform quality insulation removal. Our EnduroVac provides enough power to complete any insulation job. This paired with our Australian Made Insulation Boxes, means collection and disposal of unwanted insulation is safe, easy, and efficient for both the operator and the home owner.

Australian Industrial Vacuum specialise in a range of petrol powered and electric powered industrial vacuums. With quality and usability at the forefront of design, you can rest easy knowing your investment with AIV will provide great return on investment. To chat to our friendly team about our products, give us a call on 03 8597 3376.

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