Tas Energy Savers supply and install insulation for homes and businesses in Hobart and it’s surrounding areas. We incorporate a complete-home approach to energy saving and to maintain a more comfortable temperature all year round.
Today Tasmanians are more concerned about and interested in building energy efficiently. Insulation decisions are best made in the building process as it is more cost effective to set up a home with all your energy saving systems implemented at this early stage of planning. However a lot of older homes have little or no insulation and as a consequence face considerably higher energy bills. Over time insulation deteriorates and becomes less effective, in these circumstances it is beneficial to top up or replace insulation to get it up to todays standards.
Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow and is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. Tasmania’s harsh climatic conditions make insulation an imperative part of building a new home or commercial property or renovating an old one.
Seasonal and daily variations in climatic conditions influence the appropriate level and type of insulation required. Tas Energy Savers can do a free in-home assessment and quotation to advise you what would be most effective for your situation.
insulation & double glazing work together
Even though double glazing goes a long way to make your home energy efficient, your home can let in or lose heat from all angles. It can get in or out through your ceilings, walls, floors as well as your windows. Insulation can help prevent this by keeping the heat out when summer strikes and the cold out when it gets chilly in winter.
Get on board with bulk or reflective insulation. Bulk insulation is great for ceilings and walls and traps the heat in when it’s cold and keeps it out when it’s hot outdoors. It uses pockets of trapped air or a gas that is thermally resistant to prevent the flow of heat.
Reflective insulation isn’t as bulky and is usually made up of foil backed onto paper or plastic. It prevents heat radiation by reflecting it back. Next to the foil layer there should be an air level to function properly as the heat needs to be reflected somewhere. It also needs to be kept clean to do its job as any dust that forms will lessen how effective it is so it should be faced down or vertically to prevent a build-up.
Reflective insulation is lightweight, resists moisture which helps prevent mould and is really easy to install compared to its alternatives. It is however more expensive than bulk insulation options and a dust covering reduces its effectiveness.
If you live in warmer climates reflective insulation works really well to keep the heat out. Bulk insulation on the other hand is great for colder environments to keep the heat within your home. If you have the option of both you can reap the benefits from both types of insulation throughout the year and the changing seasons. TAS Energy Savers are experts at insulation installations which are appropriate for the Hobart and Tasmanian climate.