While air conditioning can effectively combat the Queensland climate, it can quickly become a costly endeavour, adding roughly $200-300 on top of your electricity bill. However, there are other cost-effective, long-term methods of managing your home’s temperature throughout the seasons.
Queensland winters are often short and brisk, with many of us only needing a jumper and jeans to get by. The same can be said for your home, adding high-quality insulation to your ceiling and walls can reduce heat loss by 35%. This layer of protection will help keep your home warm all winter long.
Why is insulation important?
Insulation is a wool-like material commonly made of either polyester or glasswool. Insulation has millions of tiny air pockets designed to trap air within a structure to maintain steady temperatures within your home throughout the seasons. A well-insulated home is very energy efficient, needing little additional heating or cooling. By properly insulating your home, you can significantly reduce your energy bill.
What insulation is best for your home?
Insulation quality is measured based on an R-value Score; this refers to the insulation’s resistance to heat transfer. A higher R-value means a higher insulating rating. It is best to apply the higher R-value to the ceiling than your walls as it is responsible for up to 35% of heat loss. In Queensland, the recommended minimum R-value is R4.0 as the winters are shorter and temperate. However, with energy costs rising, it can be beneficial to choose higher R-Value insulation to maintain a comfortable temperature year-round. We also recommend using a glasswool insulators such as Earthwool® as it is light and easy to install, fireproof, soundproof and will not decay. Earthwool® supply a range of floor, wall and ceiling insulators ranging from R2.5 to R6.0
KWR Roofing are experts in installing and replacing ceiling insulation. We have over 25 years of roofing experience behind us. We keep up to date with safety cards, regulations and only use the highest quality insulation material.
While it is great to spend endless hours outside during our Queensland summer, it can create a hot home to come back to. We suggest preparing your home for the incoming summer heat, by installing a whirlybird. They are a cost-effective and efficient way to cool your home.
What are Whirlybirds?
Whirlybirds are a semi-mechanical ventilation system designed to remove heat and moisture from a homes roof space. The spinning turbine that sits atop your home creates a vacuum that forces out warm air trapped in your roof, effectively cooling your house. In addition, Whirlybirds remove moisture that can cause damage to the structure of your home.
Why should you install a Whirlybird?
Whirlybirds are a reliable and efficient ventilation system that has little to no impact on your electricity bill. They are suitable for all homes and can be installed on both metal and tiled roofs. KWR Roofing uses the highest quality materials and provides free, no-obligation roof inspections to determine the best placement for your Whirlybird.
If you would like to further explore the best suited roofing options available for your home, get in touch with the professionals at KWR Roofing. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3847 1031.