Believe it or not, there actually is an answer to the question, "What is the best insulation?" But the answer cannot be found in the sea of misinformation provided by the insulation manufacturers. Instead, the unbiased answer comes from the research of hundreds of scientists.
Over the past 30 years, building scientists have been busy studying how our homes use and lose energy. They've built walls and model homes and put them inside of enormous chambers to study the effects of wind, cold and heat. The results of their research create an opportunity for people to save hundreds of Euros every year on their energy costs.
One of their most important discoveries is that our homes leak like a sieve. Air passes right through our homes taking the heat or air conditioning with it. According to Dept. of Energy statistics, the average home loses over 30% of its heat or air conditioning through gaps, cracks and holes. On a cold, windy winter day you can feel the air blowing through your home in the form of drafts.
The Best Insulation comes from Within
The secret to saving money on your energy bills is simple. Keep the air you've paid to heat or cool inside of your home. This may sound simple, but there are only a few ways to do this successfully. The best way to keep the heat or cool in, is to insulate from the inside. You may notice that a lot of new or existing buildings are placing insulation material on the outside of building. Although this stops a percentage of the outside climate coming into the house, it fails to keep us warm once we get home. The reason is simple. The insulation is working to the opposite that we require. Once we try to heat or cool our homes, we are simply trying to warm the bulk of our limestone or concrete walls, floors and ceilings. This mass of substrate does not cool or heat in the little time we spend at home. On the other hand, insulating from the inside gives off instant effect of keeping our climate control more efficient. Thus, using less energy to heat or cool our homes.
Should you require further information on how to best insulate your home from the inside, call our specialised team at Flock Image, so we can advise on best solutions for your insulation requirements in your home.