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Insulation - The Benefits
How insulation works:
Having insulation installed in your home keeps the house warm and cozy in colder seasons, and keeps the heat out in the summer months. Having quality insulation installed, along with a higher R-value, means that the insulation will do its job exceedingly well. High performance homes built by companies like Ecostar Homes are now specifying wall insulation with an r-value of 4 and ceilings with an r-value of 5.
Bulk insulation such as wool, polyester and glass wool, will trap air particles in the insulating material, resisting the movement of heat and cold.
Benefits of Insulation
- A well insulated home requires up to 30% less energy to heat in comparison to a non-insulated home.
- A well insulated home is healthier – i.e. reduced respiratory issues.
- Improved comfort within the home.
- Reduced noise levels – insulation acts as a sound absorber, reducing noise from the outside coming in.
Ecobob is here to help you find quotes for Insulation
- Quotes for insulation via Ecobob allow you to receive the best value for the best insulation, for an environmentally friendly home.
- Only receive no obligation quotes.
- Every house is different, therefore not all insulation types are suited for your home; it’s best to get quotes from professionals who can recommend the best type of insulation for each unique job.
How much does it cost to insulate a home in New Zealand?
For an average three-bedroom home, insulating the ceiling and floor can cost from $2,500 to $4,500 (depending on materials and R-value).
The cheapest type of insulation is typically fibreglass batts, followed by polyester batts, and finally sheep wool, which is the costliest.
Recycled material for insulation
Some insulation materials are made from recycled materials;
- GreenStuf is a polyester material which is made up of 85% recycled PET plastic. Earthwool is made using recycled glass bottles.
- Pink Batts is made from 80% recycled glass.
- Mammoth insulation is made from 100% recycled polyster.