Why insulate your home?
Insulating your home will save energy, reduce heating and cooling costs and provide a healthier living environment for you and your family.
An uninsulated or under-insulated house can lose a significant amount of heat through roofs, walls, floors and windows.
By insulating your home you can capture the heat produced from the sun or generated from your home heating. Stopping this heat escaping will reduce the likelihood of condensation, mildew and mould – consequently reducing respiratory illnesses and allergies, therefore creating a healthier living environment.
In the summer the insulation will make your home cooler by keeping out the heat. Insulation helps provide an even home temperature all year round.
The main area for heat loss is through the ceiling. Hot air rises so when you turn on your heating you want to retain that valuable heat. With no insulation installed this heat would escape through the ceiling. Ceiling insulation works by capturing this warm air in cavities, maintaining the temperature.
Walls also lose a significant amount of heat. The best time to insulate your walls is during the building process. However, if you are making any alterations to internal walls or external cladding, then insulation can be installed during this process.
Statistics show that 12%-14% of heat is lost through the floor. The health and cost impact of this can be much greater. Installing underfloor insulation in older homes can be extremely beneficial. As the ground cools down in the cooler months, this cooler air transfers in to the home. Insulation would act as a barrier, slowing down the air transfer process, therefore trapping the heat inside and keeping your home warmer.
What is the R value?
The R value explains how well a particular product can perform. The bigger the R value, the more the product can withstand the transfer of heat energy. This has become more important as the health benefits of good quality insulation have been better recognised.
There are minimum requirements measured in R value which need to be met and they fluctuate depending on where in the country you live. It also depends on what materials your home is constructed of.
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This week I've had Terra Lana insulation installed in the ceiling and underfloor at my home. I'm writing to advise you that Pm well pleased with the work of your employees, Jon, Andy & Nathan.
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We called asking us for a quote for blown in wool insulation. We did the Black Polythene and Sisalation Foil for early 2009. Installers were Michael and Aaron. We had Environment Canterbury around for a quote to do ceiling insulation and we had to check the underfloor out. They quoted 'You wouldn't get a better job anywhere else, they have gone beyond the level of expectations.
We found the company pleasant and helpful to deal with and the unit we selected was installed promptly and at the cost agreed
While living in a 2 bedroom unit last year, we found we had severe problems with condensation every morning and decided to research ways to combat it.
We priced and studied systems from three companies and found the one we believed most suited to our needs for cost effectiveness and efficiency, could be supplied by Green Dog Insulation.
We found the company pleasant and helpful to deal with and the unit we selected was installed promptly and at the cost agreed.
Shide & Bill
Thank you for the professional and efficient way that you informed me of your insulation options.
I am in my sixties and I have a warm open plan living dining room and kitchen area. Since the insulation has been installed, this now keeps me warm even on the coldest of winter nights with just 1200watts oil fin electric heater. Last winter it took me 2200watts of the same heating source to heat that area, so I am very pleased.
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We were very happy with your service, from the first phone call I made to you through to the assessment and the installers of our new insulation and the guy who came to check it all out. Top marks to all of you. And yes, we have noticed a difference, our living area holds the heat better, even with our cursed 14 downlights.
Neil & Doreen
A big thank you for the job and the workers
Green Dog Insulation were really professional and the house is so much warmer.
Green Dog Insulation
Did you know?
• A third of your heat loss is through your walls
• 12% of heat may escape through your floor
• 35% of heat may escape through your ceiling
• Not only does insulation warm your home in winter, it also cools your home in summer.
• Heating and cooling account for 98% of a homes energy use
• Insulation works by reducing heat flow
• 1 million homes in New Zealand have inadequate insulation
• You may be able to pay for your insulation by adding it to your mortgage payments