Exposed walls and the roof of a home/ hotel/ other property, needs to be insulated. Good quality insulation ensures the reduction of heat loss from the building.
At CHAC Systems, we expertly provide and maintain the highest quality of standard in insulation.
A combination of insulating, air sealing and venting methods are provided at an affordable price.
Whether you are considering investing in solar panels, solar water heating, heat pumps or any other green source of energy for your home, the first step you should take is to improve your home’s insulation. This will ensure that you maximize the use of natural resources and don’t waste energy. If you skip this step, you will end up spending a lot of money buying a very powerful system to cover the energy needs of a badly insulated house.
Insulation is one of the most efficient ways to save energy at home since it keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In fact, the Energy Saving Trust estimates that in one year a typical three-bedroom semi-detached house can save up to Rs 30000 on energy bills by installing loft and cavity wall insulation.
Depending on the type of wall you have, you can use:
a) Cavity wall insulation (there is a gap between the inner and outer leaf). An insulator is inserted to the wall through drilling holes which are then refilled with cement.
b) Solid wall insulation (no cavity inside them). If you have solid walls you can choose between internal and external insulation. External insulation typically covers the entire facade of the property while internal is generally applied to inner rooms.
a) Warm loft, insulating immediately under the roof. This is more expensive than cold loft but usually is a better insulator.
b) Cold loft, insulating immediately above the ceiling of the top storey.
Make sure you have double glazed windows and doors! This is, having at least two panels of glass some millimetres apart instead of a single glass. Double glazing will also protect you from outer noise, keeping your home warm and silent!
This might be very expensive, make sure if you really need it depending on the type of floor you have. Usually, modern houses have insulators under the concrete floor surface, but older houses with suspended floors will need some investment. One very accessible alternative for floor insulation is placing good rugs all around. This will also give you a nice feeling when walking!
Once you have checked and optimized your home’s insulation, you are ready to give your home’s energy efficiency the final touch! You can heat your house and make your own electricity by applying some green energy systems that will eventually pay for themselves. This way you will reduce your household’s carbon footprint and also, in the long term, save a lot of money!