Linda’s top five reasons to install home insulation this month
Spring may be on the horizon, but August is definitely the prime time to insulate your home or your rental. The pre-winter rush is over so you can get fast installation, you’ll be prepared for erratic temperature changes during spring, and you’ll start saving on your energy bills straight away. Aside from these points, here are the top five reasons to insulate your Wellington home now:
1. It’s cold in Wellington
The infamous Welly wind really hikes up the chill factor, with the venturi effect averaging at 22kmph, getting up to 150kmph, making it feel colder than it actually is. Wind increases during spring, so we’ll need to wrap up over the next few months. Home insulation in Wellington is the best way to get and stay warm, because it effectively puts a blanket on your home that keeps warmth and energy inside, and chilly temperatures outside.
2. Underfloor insulation can be installed in drier months
As the weather gets drier it’s much easier to install underfloor insulation and ground vapour barriers. If there is a gap of 600mm or more underneath your floorboards then we can install underfloor insulation. Even if there is only partial access available, around 13% of heat and energy is lost through the underfloor so it makes a big difference.
3. Home insulation subsidies mean low-cost insulation across the Wellington region
Only a few weeks ago the criteria for home insulation subsidies with government funding got wider, which means that tens of thousands more people can now get $1000-$2500 towards home insulation. As an approved professional insulation installer and subsidy delivery partner, we can help walk you through the process to get this low-cost insulation now, before the subsidies run out.
4. Get ready for summer with home insulation
Home insulation helps to stabilize temperatures and use energy efficiently all year around – including summer! Insulation prevents heat transfer between areas, so ceiling insulation provides a protective layer that prevents super strong UV rays overheating homes during summer, because it locks the heat in the loftspace keeping the rest of the home cool.
5. Local, expert and professional insulation installers
There are lots of new insulation companies springing up, because of the new laws for rentals and increased demand for insulation as we get closer to the deadline. This puts innocent people at risk of a bad, dangerous, or expensive job by inexperienced cowboys. I’m so proud that over the last 13 years Sustainability Trust has insulated more than 14,000 homes across the region and is the longest standing independent, professional insulation install company. With our local expertise we are confident that we can solve any home insulation challenge no matter the building type, condition or area, and our free three-year install guarantee is a badge of honour that will last far beyond the deadline frenzy.
So there you have my top tips for insulating your home or your rental this August.
If you have any questions or would like to book an install for your property then give us a call on 0508 78 7824, option 1.
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