Did you know that heating and cooling your home or office eats up as much as 70 percent of your total energy costs? But when it’s hot outside, putting on the air-conditioning is essential to make sure your living and working environment is healthy and comfortable. And how lovely is it to have on the underfloor heating on a cold winter’s morning? Or to have a fire blazing, or gas heater burning? But if your home isn’t properly insulated, these heating and cooling appliances have to work twice as hard for half the result. If you want to make your home more comfortable – and your energy costs significantly cheaper – insulation is absolutely essential.
Heat is a form of energy. As such, it always flows to a cooler area, meaning it escapes out of buildings in the winter and races back in during the summer months. As most heat escapes and enters your home through the roof, installing a layer of insulation in your roof space means less heat will be lost in winter, and less heat will enter during summer.
If you choose high quality, glass wool insulation from a reputable manufacturer and supplier, it should easily last for up to 40 years. During this time, it will pay for itself many times over in saved energy costs.
Cheaper Insulation Materials
Glasswool is one of the cheaper insulation materials available. One of the reasons for this is that, unlike bulkier materials, such as polyester, for example, it can be compressed during packaging so that it takes up much less space during transport. This means more rolls can be transported at once, reducing costs. Once unpacked for installation, glasswool simply puffs back up again to its maximum insulation density.
In South Africa, energy costs are rising all the time. It makes sense to choose cheaper insulation that not only saves you money when you buy it, but also while it works reliably and tirelessly in your home. Aerolite is a proudly South African company that understands the energy challenges of our country. Chat to one of our experts today about how we can stop your energy bills going through the roof!