Installing Insulation And DIY Methods For Thermal Protection — A Comparison (Insulation)
What is the best way to achieve thermal protection? Thermal protection refers to maintaining ideal temperatures in your home when the outside temperature is either too cold or warm. Summer is the hottest season and winter is the coldest one; hence maintaining ideal temperatures in your home could be a real challenge in these seasons. Well, you can take some DIY actions too to fight cold and heat. Also, you can invest money in the best solution, Insulation. Let’s compare all these solutions and understand which option is the best. Educating homeowners in Australia about Insulation is the top aim of this article.
Wearing protective clothing
It is a fact that nobody can go out in the winter without a winter jacket and other protective clothing such as gloves and a scarf. You can try the same method for thermal protection when in your home too? Is it practical though? Wearing a winter jacket when in your home as well — what an inconvenience? If a homeowner doesn’t want to invest money in Insulation and keep heaters on to save money; he/she can try this DIY option and see how practical it is! As experts in this industry, we guarantee that he/she will sooner understand the impracticality of this DIY solution. In summary, wearing protective clothing is a solution only when you go out in the winter, not when you are in your home. A permanent solution as Insulation is necessary so.
Keeping the heaters on in winter
Another solution you can try for fighting winter cold. Heaters are appliances that we can find in every Australian home today. Yes, keeping these appliances on in winter lets you live a comfortable life as heaters can raise the temperature in your home within a few minutes. Modern heating systems are so advanced; hence you can control the temperature in each room accordingly. Taking a bath in winter in your freezing bathroom is a nightmare, isn’t it? So, the heater in the bathroom continuously operates in winter in almost every Australian home today. In terms of maintaining ideal temperatures in winter, heaters do a great job. Still, it can’t beat Insulation.
It is a fact that heaters consume a lot of energy (electricity or gas.) Most homeowners in Australia pay the highest energy bills for the winter season as they keep heaters on to fight the excessive cold. Wasting money on energy bills is something that we can’t and shouldn’t afford today. It is just a waste of money, doesn’t it? Instead, we should focus on something reliable and long-lasting such as Insulation that will save your money and Australia’s energy.
Relying on air conditioners
Another solution you can try in summer to fight boiling temperatures. Australia’s summers are known for high heat waves that last for about three months in every year. Air conditioners can bring down the temperature in your home within just a few minutes. Well, living in an air-conditioned house is fun and comfortable, but can we consider it as a long-term solution? Anyway, when compared to old day’s air conditioners; modern days’ products consume electricity in minor amounts. Still, keeping the air conditioners on in the summer can increase your overall energy bills significantly. Insulation is the winner in this case too so.
Keeping the doors and windows open in summer
Ventilation is the principal aim of this DIY solution. Yes, you can keep doors and windows open for maximum ventilation in summer, but the excessive outside heat can still give you a hard time as it readily can enter your home through opened doors and windows. Also, bugs and insects are pretty common during warmer climates. In other words, keeping doors and windows open means, you will have a hard time chasing away unwanted insects all day long. These bugs can bite your kids and give them a nasty experience. Insulation is the winner yet again!
A fireplace in your home
Another solution that has been tried for centuries. A chimney can increase the temperature in your home. Well, you can try this option as it doesn’t consume much energy, but most homes in Australia now don’t make use of it. Smoke from burning firewood can give you a hard time if you are asthmatic.
Insulation is the only reliable solution
So, we have discussed several DIY options to keep the temperature in your home at a constant level in winter and summer. Anyway, all DIY options come with many downsides as we did highlight. Don’t worry. The long-term solution for heat loss/gain was discovered in the 90s, and still, it is the most practical solution we got in today’s world as well. Insulation is a barrier to heat/cold flow. So, when you install this barrier; it will stay and fulfil its purpose for decades without additional costs. You can minimize or completely discontinue using heaters and air conditioners when a thermal barrier is placed for thermal protection. Batts, blown-in, spray-foam, reflective, and rigid panel are the options you got to consider as thermal barriers today.
Why we consider thermal barrier as the best solution?
Installing insulation means you protect your home with a winter jacket. Yes, the roof, walls, and floor are the elements of a property that contribute to thermal wastes. When you place a thermal barrier that stops heat/cold transfer on all these crucial elements; you can achieve maximum thermal protection in the long run. We should highlight the initial cost of it too here, which some homeowners in Australia fear. Depending on the area to insulate, you will either have to spend $1000 or more for thermal barriers. At a glance, it is big money, doesn’t it? Anyway, we should never forget the fact that the cost is only for once. If you rely on heaters and air conditioners; you will have to spend more every year. Which means in the long run, you can save thousands of dollars by investing money in placing a thermal barrier on every crucial area we have discussed in this article.
Some final words
“I already have a thermal barrier installed, but it doesn’t do any good for me.” Some homeowners say it to the experts in the industry. Anyway, when we analyze their situation, we get to know that Insulation they have is either damaged or too old. Unquestionably, it is not thermal barriers’ fault then! With time, everything in this world gets deteriorated; hence if your home’s thermal barrier is from the 40s, 50s, or 60s; consider a replacement. Only then you can enjoy the top advantages of thermal protection products.
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