Is your ceiling insulation environmentally friendly?

A well-insulated roof and well-designed home provides year-round comfort, cutting cooling and heating bills by up to half. This, in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions from appliances within your home.

Choosing the best insulation, however, to keep your home comfortable through the seasons, is not the only thing to think about. An environmentally friendly option like cellulose insulation gives you the added advantage of being cost effective, allergy free and has been internationally proven to have the lowest global and local environmental impact during manufacture.

Made from pulverised recycled paper, the cellulose insulation is manufactured and treated according to strict guidelines so that it is fire resistant, vermin resistant and fungal resistant. It’s clean and recycled elements also have a much smaller carbon footprint on the environment, preventing newspapers and papers ending up in land fill.
With most building products, there is generally waste created which has an impact on the environment. Cellulose insulation can be recovered and reused on site, when professionally installed, which means almost no excess material is wasted. Being locally manufactured in South Australia, Cool or Cosy can also supply SUPACELL cellulose insulation with a much lower shipping distance from the factory to consumer, resulting in lower fuel emissions.

Cellulose insulation provides excellent thermal and acoustic performance by preventing heat loss and gain. It is generally sprayed into the ceiling, fitting well in tight corners and around poles and pipes. Cool or Cosy ensures that their cellulose insulation is installed with no gaps and offer a unique performance guarantee. Both their manufacture and installation are in accordance with all relevant Australian installation standards.

Using less energy to heat and cool your home means a smaller electricity bill, with the long-term savings being quite significant. The most efficient time to install other insulation is generally during construction, however cellulose insulation can also be retrofitted to an existing home, making a big difference to your environmental comfort.
So, when you are choosing insulation for your home it is worth considering an environmentally friendly option that can benefit your savings as well as your impact on the earth.

As with any investment to your home, it is important to seek advice from a reputable supplier and installer to ensure that the most appropriate insulation is chosen for your home and that it is installed correctly, in accordance to Australian standards.