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Home Colder After Being Insulated? Here's The Reason Why...By admin
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
When you pay to get your home insulated, you have a number of expectations. The most important of these is that you expect your home to be warmer.
Technically, insulation works both ways; keeping your home warmer in the Winter, and cooler in the Summer.
This diversity is one of the best reasons to get your home insulated, but the last thing you want is for it to start working in reverse.
The main purpose of insulation is to achieve a warmer home environment, so how can insulation go so wrong? Let’s look at the top four reasons that could be to blame…
Reason One: The Insulation Is Damp
Damp insulation is never going to be able to insulate your home properly, not to mention the long list of health issues and structural problems that can be the result of damp insulation.
There have been some major issues with damp insulation in recent years, and the fact is, some types of insulation just aren’t suited to some properties.
If the wrong insulation is installed, the insulation is exposed to driven rain, or there are problems with your walls or roof that allow moisture to enter, then damp is going to be the result.
Reason Two: The Insulation Was Improperly Installed
Just like with damp issues, poorly installed insulation just isn’t going to deliver those wonderful heat retention benefits that you expected.
Insulation needs to provide barriers, both for water and air; if the installation wasn’t done correctly, then you’re going to be left with walls that are in a worse state than before.
Whether there are holes in the insulation that create more cold spots and eventually damp, the insulation doesn’t cover the whole area, or the insulation just isn’t up to scratch, poorly installed insulation is more a hindrance rather than a help to your home.
Insulation is designed to keep heat inside your home, but on colder days, you may need to introduce that heat by turning on your heating. If you suddenly stop turning your heating on after having insulation installed, your home may be colder than it was before
Reason Three: The Wrong Type Of Insulation Was Installed
Not all insulation materials are built equally. While they all seek to deliver the same benefit of preventing heat loss, some are a lot better suited to the job than others.
A small amount of the wrong insulation, may not deliver any benefits to your home, or make some parts of your home much colder than others. The better the quality of the insulation, and the further its reach, the more benefits it will offer your home.
Reason Four: Your Heating Could Be Ineffective
Insulation is designed to keep heat inside your home, but on colder days, you may need to introduce that heat by turning on your heating. If you suddenly stop turning your heating on after having insulation installed, your home may be colder than it was before.
Normally, you can expect high-quality insulation to reduce the amount of energy you need to expend heating your home, but in cold weather, it is unlikely to be able to completely take over. It is also important to make sure that your heating is working properly, and that the warmth is circulating as it should be.
If you’re concerned about a cold home after getting insulation, then it’s important to get the situation assessed as quickly as possible. At Home Logic, we can provide advice and guidance on the next best step for your home and help you to find a more suitable way to insulate your property!
So…What’s The Solution?
Thankfully, there is a solution to suffering from a colder home after having insulation installed. The first two steps are to assess your heating and your insulation.
To get to the bottom of the problem, check whether or not your insulation is damp, search for draughts, and try to locate where the insulation may not be doing its job properly. Then it can be of benefit to test your heating to assess whether it is circulating heat properly.
Moral Of The Story? Install More Suitable Insulation
If you locate problems in your insulation or feel that it is not working as it should, it could be time to switch to a different insulation material. Certain products, like spray foam insulation, are much better suited to provide a more efficient insulation around your property.
From a highly effective material to drive out draughts from the floorboards, to the perfect material for roof rafters, spray foam insulation is ideal for fully insulating your home-and keeping your energy costs in check.
With spray foam insulation, you also eliminate issues with damp insulation material, and the subsequent mould growth that can follow. Its ability to absorb and release moisture, and stay resistant to mould, makes spray foam insulation a top choice for an insulation material that won’t let you down.
Enlist The Help Of The Experts!
If you’re concerned about a cold home after getting insulation, then it’s important to get the situation assessed as quickly as possible. At Home Logic, we can provide advice and guidance on the next best step for your home and help you to find a more suitable way to insulate your property.
Insulation should always be of benefit to your property; if it’s not protecting your home against heat transfer, then it’s not doing its job right!
Tired of temperature fluctuations? Spray foam achieves an ambient level of comfort-regardless of the weather outside. Take the first step to creating cosier conditions today, by calling 0800 1700 636, or simply clicking the button below!
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