Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes.
Insulating, shading and weatherproofing your house will reduce the amount of energy you require to maintain your living space at a comfortable temperature.
This efficiency gain in turn reduces your contribution to the production of greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting climate change.
On the way you will save money and increase the comfort and value of your home.
A win win.
There is more to insulation than safety and with recent world pressures on product efficiency, projects are now required to achieve high thermal performance without sacrificing the environment. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified that buildings represent around 40% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions (due to the energy they consume). Making your home more energy efficient is a key step you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. The “carbon” in your carbon footprint is carbon dioxide, and evidence suggests that it is one of the main contributors to global warming and climate change.
One of the best places to start is by reducing your heating and cooling energy use, which can be as much as 38% of your total home energy requirements. The Building Code of Australia has set minimum energy efficiency requirements for all homes in Australia. Installing insulation to meet these requirements will help contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly home. Contact us today to get started!