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5 Signs Your Dunedin Home Needs Insulating: Keep Your Property Warm and Healthy with Absolute Energy

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At Absolute Energy, we understand the importance of having a warm, comfortable, and healthy home, especially in Dunedin’s often cold and damp climate. That’s why proper insulation can make a huge difference in your home’s energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and overall comfort. In this article, we will discuss five signs that indicate it’s time to insulate your home.


High energy bills? Insulating your Dunedin home can save money and energy

If you’re noticing high energy bills, it may be time to check your insulation. Without proper insulation, your home can lose heat rapidly, causing your heating system to work harder and use more energy to maintain a comfortable temperature. By insulating your home, you can help prevent heat loss, reduce your energy consumption, and lower your bills.


Experiencing cold drafts in your home even with the doors and windows shut

Feeling cold drafts in your home, even when your heating is turned on, can be a sign that your insulation is inadequate. Insulation helps to seal walls, floors, and ceilings effectively to prevent heat from escaping and cold air from entering, keeping you warm and cozy, reducing the need for heating, and increasing your comfort level.


It’s difficult to maintain constant indoor temperatures

One of the most common signs that your home needs insulation is uneven temperatures. If you notice that some rooms in your home are warmer than others, it may be a sign that your insulation is not distributed evenly throughout your home. Insulation helps regulate the temperature of your home, keeping it consistent and comfortable. If you’re experiencing uneven temperatures, it’s worth checking your insulation to see if it’s the cause.

We talk more about how poor insulation can create hot and humid homes in our recent article.

Homes in Dunedin that may have moisture or dampness issues.

There are signs of mosture, dampness or mould in the home

Dunedin’s cold and wet climate can lead to moisture build-up and dampness in your home. If you notice moisture or dampness in your walls or ceilings, it may be a sure sign that your insulation is not working properly. Damp insulation can lead to mould growth, which can be harmful to your health. By replacing your old insulation or adding new insulation, you can help to reduce moisture build-up and create a healthier indoor environment.


Outside noise easily penetrates your home

Noise pollution can be a big problem in some Dunedin homes. Hearing outside noise, such as traffic or neighbours is a sign that you may have poor acoustic insulation. Insulation not only helps regulate temperature and reduce moisture but also acts as a sound barrier, reducing noise pollution in your home.

Learn how to reduce unwanted noise in our recent article about acoustic wall insulation.


What can be done to insulate my Dunedin home?

If you’re experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, contact Absolute Energy to assess your insulation needs. We provide a range of insulation products and services to help keep your Dunedin home warm, dry, and comfortable. Our team of experts will assess your home and recommend the most appropriate insulation solution for your needs and budget.

In addition to our insulation services, we can also help you take advantage of the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant. This programme, along with the Otago Community Trust, provides funding for eligible homeowners to insulate their homes. Contact Absolute Energy to learn more about funding options and see if you are eligible.

In conclusion, insulating your home can bring numerous benefits, including reduced energy bills, improved indoor air quality, increased comfort, and a healthier environment. Take action now to ensure your Dunedin home is properly insulated. Contact Absolute Energy today to schedule a free home insulation assessment for your property. Our team is ready to help you make your home warm, dry, and healthy.