A large part of Australian’s energy bills are comprised of heating and cooling costs. Even with roof and wall insulation heat transference can still occur through floor. The raised wooden floors in older houses are often forgotten when it comes to insulation. As wooden floors age, timbers warp and often open up holes and gaps that allow heat transference to happen. With up to 15% of your heating be lost through the floor, underfloor insulation Perth is an important aspect to consider.
Wooden floors are also a poor insulator and they often absorb the heat of the room and transfer it to the cold air under the floor. Whilst carpeting and underlay do help limit the heat loss, it is often negligible. In real terms, this means a cold floor in winter that will feel cold to the touch. The answer is to install a reputable and effective thermal barrier between the floor and the external environment. This means warmer feet in winter, lower heating costs and a smaller carbon footprint.
There are several different products in used in underfloor insulation.
These Products include:
- Thermo-reflective blanket – Foil lined.
- Glass fibre batts.
- Polyester batts.
- Rigid polystyren
- The type of structure where the insulation is to be installed, the insulation type and the installation technique that is used will affect the final insulating properties. Consideration also needs to be given to the level of rodents in the area. Poor choice in insulation material and installation techniques can lead to the insulation being deteriorated by rodents. This can compromise your insulation, lowering the insulation properties within a short period of time. Rectifying the insulation can be time consuming and costly.
- Before deciding on , 400mm of clearance must be available under the floor. This is to allow access to the floor to allow installation. If there is less than 400mm access, to install underfloor insulation will require the floor to be removed. This process then becomes considerably more expensive. Before deciding on underfloor insulation, 400mm of clearance must be available under the floor. This is to allow access to the floor to allow installation. If there is less than 400mm access, to install underfloor insulation will require the floor to be removed. This process then becomes considerably more expensive. If you are planning on replacing your floor, then this is the ideal time to install underfloor insulation.