How can insulation keep your home cool in the summer?

Insulation is commonly known for keeping your home warmer by retaining heat within your property, but did you know that it can also help keep your home cooler in the summer?

Hear from the team at Arktek with our ideas for how insulation can help maintain a more stable temperature in your property and learn about the best type of insulation to keep your house cool in the warmer months:

How does insulation affect the temperature of your home?

The temperature within your home is affected by both internal and external factors, which are often referred to as ‘internal gains’ and ‘external gains.’ Internal gains include any heat that is generated from within the home, for example from heating systems or appliances like the tumble dryer. External gains happen when the sun hits the roof and walls of the property, heating it up from the outside.

Insulation is mandatory for retaining internal gains, but it can also help reduce external gains in the summer months. The added barrier of insulation can prevent heat from the sun permeating inside your home.

Which type of insulation will help keep my property cool?

Roofs tend to be darker than other external walls, and since heat rises, more heat is typically absorbed in homes that have multiple levels and a loft or attic. This makes the top floors of the house hotter in summer months if not protected by an insulated barrier, meaning that loft insulation is the most effective method of insulating your home to benefit from cooler rooms in the summer. It will help prevent the heat from the sun from permeating your home and keep the loft cooler – which is often the hottest room in the summer!  

The barrier has a dual purpose and can also save you a significant amount of money on heating expenses in the winter by retaining heat. A typical British property can lose up to one quarter of its heat through an uninsulated loft or room in roof, so loft insulation is a smart investment that will pay for itself many times over, for decades.

You may also be eligible for funding for the cost and installation of loft insulation – simply get in touch with our team who can advise you on government schemes that provide funding for home energy improvements.

Arktek are a team of North East based Gas Safe engineers, accredited insulation installers, and a proud installer of ECO4 and LA Flex funded measures to help you save on energy bills.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you apply for funding for energy improvements in your home.

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