Home insulation is the method to ensure that your house is adequately capable to stay warm. When your house is insulated it means your house is not contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. It has not a culprit to give rise to temperature globally and rise in sea level too. A properly insulated home absorbs less fuel burnt energy to run heater to generate carbon dioxide based heat to compensate the heat loss. Therefore, by installing home insulation the recommended minimum level to various areas of the house you can diminish huge amount of energy. There are several ways to reduce carbon footprint of your house – which are the greener means?
Greener Methods Of Home Insulation
The most widely used insulation materials are mineral or glass wools. However, this is a synthetic insulation material and if you are inclined towards choosing greener, eco-friendly materials, this is not what you want. There are plenteous green insulation products featuring good insulation properties and have claimed certifications such as fire resistant, pest resistance etc. Different green insulation materials differ from the way how and where they are fitted to.
1. Warmcel us a cellulose fibre based insulation material. It has been proven safe for installers and easy for them to install. This is a great substitute to mineral fibre or glass fibre insulation. Warmcel is a versatile enough to suit for full insulation or upgrade the existing insulation. It is made of recycled newspapers and makes wasted newspapers to use. Otherwise, they would be used for landfill purposes.
2. Thermafleece is another kind of eco-friendly insulation materials that are made from wool of British sheep. Thermafleece involves greener method to be manufactured requiring moderate amount of energy. This is a breathable material that absorbs and emits moisture retaining warmth in your house. Moreover, it is longevity and non-irritant, easy to use and clean.
3. Breathe Natural Hemp is another greener home insulation alternatives to synthetic ones. It is made of UK originated help trees and a good top up insulation materials. It is effective in improving insulation effects by absorbing and emitting moisture.
4. Eco-Wool is one such green insulation product that is made of 85% recycled plastic bottles and completely devoid of loose fibres. One tonne of recycled plastic bottles used for manufacturing Eco-Wool can save one and half tonnes of CO2 emission. So every roll of Eco-Wool is effective in saving adequate energy of around to power 60 watt light bulb for about 290 hours. This works the best when used for topping up the existing home insulation.
Do not forget to ask for free, no-obligation assessment before you apply any of these green home insulation products and collect quotes so that these alternative materials will not incur additional costs.