Whether you live in a hot or cold climate, insulation is an important element and if you want to keep your energy bills down, you should take insulation very seriously. There are natural and composite materials with high insulation properties and with that in mind, here are a few things that you can do to improve your home’s insulation.
- Roof insulation – If you install insulation under the roof (known as ติดฉนวนกันความร้อนใต้หลังคา in Thai), the hot or cold air in your home will remain a lot longer than it would have prior to the installation. This can lead to huge energy savings, which many homeowners report, much to their surprise and there are several suppliers of rockwool insulation products that really do work. Corrugated sheets of aluminium have a layer of special insulation between the sheets and this prevents heat transfer; most of the heat in your home leaves via the roof, which is why you need the best roof insulation.
- Double glazing – A lot of energy is lost through single-pane windows, which is why many homeowners have had their windows replaced with made to measure double glazed uPVC windows. In northern Europe, double glazing is necessary, while many homes in tropical climates make good use of the added insulation that double glazing provides.
- Cavity wall insulation – If your home is built with cavity walls, filling in between the bricks with a super-insulator foam will provide an extra layer of insulation. UK properties are usually constructed with cavity walls and the extra insulation the foam provides is very welcome.
- Underfloor heating – Cold climates are perfect for underfloor heating; there are two types of systems, wet and dry. The wet system utilises hot water from the central heating, while the dry system heats using dry electrical elements. If you would like to learn more about underfloor heating, search with Google for a local supplier and ask them to send a technician to your home, where you can discuss the options. The kitchen is the most popular room in which to install underfloor heating, while the bathroom is another.
If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, saving energy at home is a great start and with the best thermal insulation and an efficient climate control system, your home will be eco-friendlier.