Summer and Insulation?
With our South African Summer just around the corner , most people are thinking air conditioning ,swimming pools and braai’s with friends outside.
Many are not thinking about insulation- and they should be.
Our preconception about insulating in winter to keep warm is equally as valid in summer.
Our air conditioners and air coolers in the house use a lot of electricity to keep the house cool – so why waste it?
Not insulating your home in summer has the same energy loss effect as not insulating in winter.
The cool air that is generated by aircon units is lost through poor insulation in the roof, walls and windows.
Insulation is all about keeping “temperatured” air in and not allowing it to escape so that we have to use more electricity to generate more “temperatured” air.
Like a geyser blanket keeping the hot water in your geyser hot so you don’t was power heating up water that has lost temperature due to inadequate insulation, you should be thinking about your home or business the same way.
Companies all around the world spend a fortune in the summer months running aircon units to keep whole buildings and offices cool in summer.
Many of them don’t have adequate insulation so that their investment ( money spent on electricity to keep their tenants from melting) is wisely used and not simply wasted.
Saving Money with Summer Insulation.
By installing a high quality insulation , companies and homes can save money in summer through maximising the effect of cooled air and keeping it in , instead of letting it leak out.
A basic rule for insulation is “the thicker, the better.”
Basically, the thicker the insulation , the more effective it is at keeping heated or cooled air in the structure, where it should be.
This also increases the efficiency of the cooling units and they work less, meaning less electricity consumption and less money to pay out at the month end.
Using recycled insulation products , like the ones we offer at Think Green Insulation , not only offer you effective insulation all year round, but also make a significant contribution to keeping our environment healthy and free of plastic bottles.
Don’t waste your money this summer.
Think Summer.Think Insulation.