You could spend thousands of dollars on expensive heating and cooling appliances to maintain a comfortable home, but there’ll always be one factor that will determine their efficiency and your comfort level – insulation.
When it comes to energy use, cooling and heating can account for a large portion of your household energy expenditure. And even if your appliances have the highest energy ratings, they won’t operate at their best without insulation, sending your energy costs through the roof.
Imagine leaving your car windows wide open for hours on a blistering day and then turning on your air conditioner to counteract the heat – the cooling system will work hard to bring down the temperature but struggle to reach a comfortable level. That’s what happens with appliances in an uninsulated home.
Why insulation is good for your appliances
By insulating the roof, walls and floors of your house, you’ll greatly improve the amount of heat it loses and retains, and get the most out of appliances such as air-conditioners and heaters.
Having an insulated home means:
Relying less on heating and cooling systems as your home will naturally maintain an ambient temperature for longer periods.
- Your appliances won’t have to work so hard trying to cool an overheated house or warm up a place that loses a lot of heat while letting the cold in.
- When your air-conditioner and heater are working efficiently, your energy costs are much lower.
- Less maintenance required and a smaller chance of breakdowns.
- A longer lifespan for your appliances, as they’ll be operating more efficiently.
There are enough expenses to contend with on a daily basis – don’t waste your money on unnecessary energy costs and appliance repair and replacement. The money you’ll save on your electricity bills and appliance costs makes insulation a worthwhile investment; in fact, when installed correctly, insulation should pay for itself within five to six years.