topping up insulation

Topping Up Insulation in New Zealand Homes

topping up insulation

Topping Up Insulation in New Zealand Homes

Let’s talk about the topping up insulation in your New Zealand home. If your house is a bit older, the insulation might not be what it used to be. As the years have passed even the most well built homes may start to show signs of insulation fatigue. If you’re living in an older home, your insulation is most likely not performing as well as it once did. For instance, the products used back when these homes were built weren’t as advanced as today’s options. The insulation standards have significantly improved since the year 2000.

Today, most Kiwis recognise the benefits of strong, robust insulation. A warm, dry, and energy-efficient home is a comfortable home. If your place gets damp, or if you’re seeing condensation on the windows, spotting mould in the corners, or it just feels like your heater isn’t doing its job, you could do with better insulation.

Topping Up Insulation

When considering ways to upgrade insulation, You’re probably wondering, “Can I just put new insulation on top of the old stuff?” At Absolute Energy, we get this question a lot, and most of the time, you can.

So, in most cases, the new, and more effective insulation can be installed over the old material. This instantly improves your home’s thermal efficiency. This process of topping up insulation enhances the existing benefits. It can be a cost-effective method of upgrading your home’s warmth and energy performance as well.

Removing Old Insulation

There are however, some situations where the old insulation is too deteriorated to be effective. For instance it may be damaged, damp, or have slumped, reducing its insulating properties. In these cases, it’s best to start fresh. At Absolute Energy, we offer a broad insulation removal service. Our team can safely and efficiently remove the old material, preparing your home for a top-up with high-grade, modern insulation that meets today’s standards for energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

We particularly focus on the roof and floors which are critical areas where heat is most often lost. So, getting these spots sorted can make a massive difference to how warm and cosy your house feels. It will also save you a lot on the power bills as well. By using the latest materials and methods, we make sure that your insulation upgrade is seamless and effective.

Funding Available

Fortunately, there’s also assistance available for Kiwi homeowners looking to improve their insulation. The Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant provides 80-100% funding for eligible homes needing ceiling and underfloor insulation top-ups (there are a few terms and conditions with this). This initiative is a win for those wanting to improve their homes without the significant upfront costs.

Determining whether your home qualifies for this grant is straightforward. Begin with a free home insulation assessment from Absolute Energy. Our team will evaluate your existing insulation, advise you on the best course of action, and help you navigate the grant application process.

So, contact Absolute Energy Insulation today to arrange your assessment as our friendly team are ready to guide you through the process. Our team want to make sure that your living space is well insulated for the years ahead.

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