Insulation

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Insulation keeps the heat in when it’s cold and the heat out when it’s hot.

Homes built before 1978 generally don’t have much, if any, insulation. This means that New Zealand homes are often cold, damp, energy-inefficient and expensive to run.

Many home-owners attempt to fix these problems by putting in heat pumps, dehumidifiers and other devices instead of first addressing the fundamental problem – little or no insulation.

Insulating your home is the single most effective measure you can take to keep your home comfortable all-year round and to save money on energy bills.

A well-insulated home will be a warmer, healthier and more pleasant home for you and your family. It’s one of the smartest investments you can make in your home. It improves your quality of life inside your home and it saves you money.

Insulation Facts

  • Around one quarter of New Zealand homes are not insulated. Most homes are inadequately insulated.
  • A fully well insulated house needs up to 30% less energy to heat compared to an un-insulated house.*
  • Families living in insulated homes had fewer sick days and doctor visits, according to a Wellington School of Medicine survey.**
  • Many older homes don’t get as warm inside as the recommended 18°c. Indoor temperatures below 16°c increase the risk of respiratory disease. (World Health Organisation).

*Fung.J.’SR 230- Higher than NZBC Thermal Insulation in New Housing Cost-Benefit Analysis’ BRANZ Report 2010.
** Howden-Chapman, P. et al. “Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community” British Medical Journal, 2007, p.334:460

Call us TODAY for your FREE Home Energy Assessment

Unsure of what insulation your home has or requires?

No problem! Our Energy Consultants will visit your home and carry out a ‘free’ Home Energy Assessment, where they will assess the condition of your existing insulation and other suitable measures and provide you with an obligation-free quote.

GreenStar Energy Solutions is an approved Service Provider for the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme and an approved Service Provider for the Auckland Council ‘Retrofit Your Home’ programme.