Coming into the winter month’s we are all thinking about how to keep our houses warm, but also keeping our energy bills down. There is a hidden secret to this and that is your insulation.
Yes, by all means you should be checking all the seals on doors and windows, making sure your heaters are performing efficiently, close your blinds and warm only the parts of the house you need, but when did you last inspect your insulation?
Insulation plays such a bit part in keeping your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, yet we often don’t think about it?
Insulation doesn’t last forever and especially if you have some little critters running around in your ceiling cavity, your insulation may have broken down and not performing at its peak.
At this time of year, we start to do a lot of what we call ceiling cavity cleans and a lot of these are not just for the dirt and dust build up in your ceiling cavity (which by the way, if you have asthma is a good thing to remove to help asthma attacks from fine dirt and dust particles dropping through the ceiling) but also to remove the old insulation.
Insulation can be messy stuff and it is not easy or as simple to remove as people assume. Plus once removed, you want to give the ceiling a good vacuum clean to remove all the dirt and dust before new insulation goes down.
Now working in a ceiling cavity, removing or installing insulation or even doing a simple dirt and dust vacuum should not be done by just anyone. This can be a dangerous task and should be done by a professional. When we are about to do a job such as this, we will walk you through what needs to happen – such as turning off power – and how we will go about the job on your property as no two properties are the same. Always, always hire a professional who knows what they are doing.
So if you are wondering if your home is ready to keep all that warm energy inside and that cold winter weather outside, don’t forget to check your insulation as it could be the hidden secret to keeping your energy bills lower this winter.