Inspecting the insulation levels in a NZ home to see if retrofit insulation is required.

Retrofit Insulation – Should you consider upgrading your home insulation?

Inspecting the insulation levels in a NZ home to see if retrofit insulation is required.

As winter approaches, many homeowners in New Zealand are starting to think about how to keep their homes warm and comfortable during the colder months. Retrofit insulation, which involves adding insulation to an existing home that may not have had adequate insulation installed during construction, offers a solution to this problem. In this article, we will explore what retrofit insulation is, the benefits it provides, and how it can improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand homes with Absolute Energy.


Learn more about Retrofit Insulation

Retrofit insulation involves adding insulation to an existing home that may not have had insulation installed during construction. Insulation is usually installed in the ceiling, walls, and underfloor. This is an effective way to reduce heat loss and improve the energy efficiency of a home. You can install retrofit insulation in a variety of homes, including older homes, rental properties, and newer homes that were not built with insulation.


Benefits of Retrofit Insulation

There are several benefits to retrofitting insulation in your home. Firstly, it can improve the overall comfort of your home by making it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. This can lead to a reduction in energy bills as you won’t have to rely on heating and cooling appliances as much. Secondly, retrofit insulation can help to reduce noise from outside, which is particularly beneficial if you live in a noisy neighbourhood. Thirdly, a well-insulated home that is cheaper to run can attract potential buyers and increase the value of your home.

Blown insulation is our preferred product for retrofitting insulation to existing homes

Blown insulation is a high-performance insulation product that can be a great option for retrofitting insulation into existing walls and ceilings. At Absolute Energy, we use high-quality blown insulation products like CosyWall Insulation. These products can be installed without having to remove the internal plasterboard linings from your home. This means that retrofitting your home with blown insulation is a quick and easy process that won’t require major renovations.

Our blown insulation products also provide a higher installed R-Values than traditional insulation products, which means that they are more effective at reducing heat loss and improving energy efficiency. So, if you’re looking for an effective and efficient way to retrofit your home with insulation, consider blown insulation from Absolute Energy.


How to Know if Your Home Needs Retrofit Insulation

Homes built before the 1970s likely lack adequate insulation. Even some newer homes may have insufficient insulation, especially if they were constructed hastily during a construction boom. You can check your home insulation by going into the roof space and having a look. If there is no ceiling insulation or if it’s less than 120mm thick, you may need to consider retrofit insulation.

Consider booking a home insulation assessment with Absolute Energy. During the assessment, we inspect your walls, floors and ceiling to determine if insulation has been installed.


Choose Absolute Energy as your insulation partner

Retrofitting insulation is an effective way to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand homes. There are several benefits of insulating your home, including increased comfort, reduced energy bills, and increased home value. Our team of experienced insulation experts, dedicate ourselves to providing you with high-quality insulation solutions that improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.

Contact us today to book a free home insulation assessment. We will assess your home’s insulation needs and provide you with a no-obligation quote. Don’t wait until winter to make your home warm and comfortable. Contact Absolute Energy now and experience the benefits of retrofit insulation.