As we headed into the year 2024, we left behind us a year marked by extreme weather conditions and high energy prices. The reality is that the insulation standards of the last 10 years no longer cut it for Australian homes. Properly installed ceiling and underfloor insulation reduces energy consumption and improves the comfort of your home.
Why use Amelior Insulation?
Well, why not? Since 2014 our team has evolved into a professional service focused entity. We are meticulous in our communication, and make every effort to understand the needs of our customers. Our professional insulation installers take safety extremely seriously, and we only partner with organisations who demonstrate that they are able to work to our high standards. And that’s not to say that we can’t improve further. Amelior is French for “improve” and that strikes at the very core of our business ethos. To improve your home’s energy efficiency, to improve our business, to improve the environment we all live in while at the same time striving to improve our service to you.
What Does Insulation "R-Value" Mean?
The performance of thermal insulation is measured in R-Value, with the “R” standing for Resistance to heat transfer. In other words, it measures how effective the insulation is at reducing heat transfer from outside and into your home – (and the other way around). New buildings are required to meet certain minimum energy efficiency standards, and one of these factors is the R-Value of the insulation that the insulation fitters install in the underfloor and wall cavities, but most of all in the ceiling. Generally, the thicker the insulation, the higher the R-Value performance, provided the insulation is installed correctly.
Does climate change affect the R-Value requirements?
Simply put, yes. With extreme weather patterns becoming increasingly common, the result is a greater difference in the outside temperature and your preferred indoor temperature. This in turn necessitates better insulation, and one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the overall insulation in a home is to increase the R-Value of the insulation.
How to organise a Ceiling Insulation R-Value Assessment
Amelior Insulation does insulation installations in and around Canberra, Sydney and the Blue Mountains. If you’re unsure whether your property is insulated to today’s standards, and if you’re not comfortable climbing around in your own roof cavity, then the easiest option is to book a roof insulation inspection. Give us a call on 0450 858 568, or send a text requesting a call-back at a convenient time.
We look forward to speaking with you and helping you with all your insulation needs!
Currently, insulation installers in NSW are not required to have a specific licence or insulation certificate for installation work.
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