Our top five questions customers ask us when choosing insulation products

If you’re thinking about insulating your home then you may have a few questions about which insulation products to buy. In this article, we discuss our most frequently asked questions when it comes to choosing the right home insulation products.

1. I’m upgrading my ceiling insulation, do I need to remove my old insulation?

In short, no. Even if you’re house has old insulation, it will still be providing some benefit. An R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of the material. Because your old product still has some value, you can choose to remove it or add the new product over the top. We can advise you as to the condition of your existing insulation following our initial assessment and go from there.

2. How long does installing home insulation take?

Our installer team are highly experienced and know how to efficiently install insulation in your home. Depending on how large your home is, and the type of insulation you’ve chosen the process can usually be completed in 1 to 2 days. We can generally work around your schedule to ensure minimum disruption while the installation is underway.

3. I have foil in my house – do I need to remove this?

A ban on retrofitting or repairing foil insulation in residential properties came into force in 2016. Foil conducts electricity and could become live if it comes in contact with electrical wiring. The ban reduces safety risks and helps to protect homes and installers. Potentially, this could enliven the entire underfloor of a building.

While foil does help to reflect heat back into the house, there are more effective, safer options available. It’s best to safely remove the foil when upgrading your insulation to optimise the performance of the new product and to eliminate the hazard once and for all.

Learn more about the ban of foil here.

4. How do I choose the right home insulation?

Choosing Home Insulation can be a bit of a daunting task and selecting the wrong product can be expensive and ineffective. Absolute Energy have our own showroom where you can come and discuss the different types of insulation products with an expect. We can help explain the differences between wool, batts, segments and blown insulation and help you select the most effective product for your home. Contact us if you’d like more information about home insulation or feel free to visit our showroom!

5. What is the difference between blown and batt insulation?

To sum up, it’s hard to pick a winner between batts vs blown insulation because the reality is that both these products have a place in the market. Each home is different and it’s important that you choose the right product for the type of house you’re insulating. Absolute Energy provide a free home assessment and can provide recommendations and advice about selecting batts vs blown insulation.

Learn more about the difference between blown and batts home insulation in our recent article.