How Insulation Affects Your Home

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With plasterboards, insulation, dry lining, and sanding tools, you can equip your house with much-needed insulation. Keeping your home insulated has several rewards, and putting up insulation will only take a couple of days of work.

1. Stabler Temperatures

Insulation keeps your house cool during the summer and warm during the winter. It adds a layer of shielding to your home that prevents outside temperatures from seeping into your home. While insulation can’t completely negate the effects of changing seasons, it can limit temperature variations from becoming too extreme.

Insulation can keep the temperatures inside your house 10 degrees warmer during winter or 10 degrees cooler during the summer, keeping your house’s temperature at a comfortable range of around 18-20 degrees.

2. Mold Prevention

Temperature variations inside the house can lead to the formation of water through condensation. Molds can find a foothold in damp surfaces, growing in your walls and ceiling. Exposure to molds can irritate one’s skin, eyes, nose, throat, and even the lungs.

Merely touching the molds can cause allergic reactions, and inhaling spores cause more serious conditions for people with allergies, asthma, or chronic lung disease. Infants, children, and the elderly are especially sensitive to the effects of mold. Aside from health conditions, mold can also rot wood, cause nasty stains, and give your house an unpleasant odor.

3. Privacy

Houses can be a bit close to each other in more urban areas, and you don’t want to hear the happenings in your neighbor’s house, nor do you want them to listen to the happenings in yours. Insulation can give your house a fraction of soundproofing, reducing the noise coming out of your home and coming in.

Busy streets or particularly rowdy neighbors might require a little extra in your insulation for a bit more soundproofing. Thick curtains on your windows will also provide a modicum of insulation and soundproofing.

4. Lower Electricity Costs

Close to 80 percent of a house’s energy consumption is used for heating or cooling. An uninsulated home loses up to 50 percent of its heating and cooling through air leakage and heat flow through convection. Proper insulation in your roofs and walls can prevent air leakage and minimize heat transfer, cutting your energy consumption by up to 50 percent.

Your air conditioners won’t be using too much electricity, and your furnaces won’t be burning too much fuel. The small investment on insulation will translate to years of savings on your utility bills, giving you more leeway on how to use your money.

5. Smaller Carbon Footprint

Close to 30 percent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from houses. Lowering your home’s energy consumption with insulation will directly diminish your house’s carbon footprint. With the environment becoming a primary concern, insulation is one of the best ways you can make your home more energy-efficient.

Insulating your home can be done in less than a week. The costs are insubstantial, but the benefits are significant. Proper insulation will cost you a bit of money, but you’ll save money for years to come.

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