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Underfloor Insulation for Increased Thermal Efficiency | Cozy Insulation Canberra

If your floors are not insulated, there are many ways for unwanted heat and cold to enter your home since they run throughout the entire house. In fact, up to 15% of a home's heating energy can be lost through the floor. Underfloor insulation can act as a barrier, protecting your home from the airflow under the home, resulting in increased thermal efficiency. This means that you can naturally maintain temperatures better without needing to use air conditioners and heaters for long periods in Canberra’s extreme climate.

Determining the Right Amount of Insulation

To determine the amount of insulation needed to meet the home’s needs, Cozy Insulation Canberra can perform a thermal analysis of the building, as a qualified insulation contractor. This analysis takes into account factors such as the building's location, orientation, and construction materials to calculate the appropriate amount of insulation needed to achieve the desired level of energy efficiency.

Understanding R-Value and Building Codes

The R-value is a measure of thermal resistance, indicating how well a material resists the flow of heat through it. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation's thermal performance. Canberra building codes and energy efficiency standards require a minimum R5 for insulating homes in the ACT.

Floor types in existing homes

Timber Bearers & Joist

Suspended Concrete Slabs

Insulating Timber Bearers and Joist Floors

Timber floors can be insulated by installing insulation batts between the joists or beneath the floorboards. It is important to choose insulation products that are appropriate for the space and the climate zone, and to ensure that the insulation is properly installed to prevent gaps or voids that can reduce its effectiveness.

Insulating Suspended Concrete Slabs

Insulating suspended concrete slabs involves installing insulation foam boards or batts between the slab and the floor covering. It is important to choose insulation products that are appropriate for the climate zone and the intended use of the space, and to ensure that adequate ventilation is maintained beneath the slab to prevent moisture build-up.

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