When it comes to regulating the temperature of an indoor building, there are two choices: proper insulation, or over-relying on your property's AC or indoor heating system.
Not only is building insulation more cost-effective than using your AC or indoor heating, but it's also more environmentally-friendly, improves your privacy, and can even help to improve the air quality in your property.
So, what are the advantages of building insulation? From saving money on energy bills to reducing noise, we're going to discuss the benefits of insulating your property in the following guide - so let's take a look!
What is building insulation?
Building insulation refers to the process of controlling heat flow into your property; without sufficient insulation, a building can easily become too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter. Plus, if your property is incorrectly ventilated, it could also become vulnerable to moisture and condensation damage, which is where correct insulation comes in useful.
There are many different types of insulation, but some of the most common types include fiberglass, cellulose, and spray foam. At BlueTex™, we specialize in metal building insulation, and offer an innovative and effective aluminum foil solution that can help to regulate your indoor temperature, while also protecting your property against condensation and moisture damage.
Advantages of Building Insulation
So, what are the advantages of building insulation? Whether you're looking to insulate a smaller building or something industrial and large-scale, here are just some of the benefits that insulation can offer:
Reduced energy bills
One of the key benefits of building insulation is the extra dollars you'll save every month on your utility bills. By installing high-quality insulation, your building will be better equipped to retain heat during cold weather, while also remaining cooler during those hotter summer months. This means relying less on your central heating system, your air conditioning or any other high-powered fans you use when temperatures become uncomfortable. With less spent on your electric bill, you'll enjoy more money in your pocket at the end of the month.
If you care about preserving the environment, you'll be happy to know that insulation is inherently eco-friendly, and can help you cut back on your carbon emissions. With professional and efficient insulation in your home or building, you'll find that you rely less on your indoor heating or your AC to regulate temperatures during the changing seasons; in fact, one study showed that installing insulation can reduce a building's carbon output by 16%. Given that buildings represent 40% of the US's total energy consumption, small changes such as these could have a positive impact in the global struggle against climate change.
In addition to improving your property's energy efficiency, insulation can also help minimize unwanted noise from around your building, whether it be passing traffic, a nearby football stadium, or noisy neighbors. Insulation can even improve your own privacy by blocking sound from inside residential buildings; you won't have to worry about having your conversations overheard, or worry about your neighbors hearing you re-watch your favorite movie for the 7th time this month.
Moisture and condensation protection
Another benefit of building insulation is the protection it offers against moisture and condensation, both of which can be damaging to the structural integrity of your building. At BlueTex™, our aluminum insulation solution comes with a foam interior that helps to prevent condensation from forming, which can protect your property from structural decay caused by moisture and mold.
However, do note that some forms of insulation can actually worsen moisture or damp problems; fiberglass, cellulose and mineral wool are ineffective when wet.
Improved air quality
When used in combination with other ventilation systems, insulation can also help improve the air quality in your property: the insulation materials can work to control the flow of air from outside, meaning that you'll notice a reduction in the amount of dust, pollen, smoke, and other allergens present in your property.
Which type of insulation is best for me?
When selecting insulation for your property, it's important to consider not just its R-value, but also its effectiveness in your space. The R-value is a measure of how well insulation can stop the flow of heat through it; however, different types of insulation may have different efficiencies depending on the climate where you live, as well as other factors (such as airflow within your home or property.)
It's also important to consider if an existing layer of insulation needs to be removed before adding a new layer of insulation - this is something that is best discussed with one of our experts. We can help you choose the right product for your building.
Whether you're looking to insulate a large industrial building or something smaller in scale, the team at BlueTex™ are on-hand and ready to help with any of your questions. Give us a call on 800-595-8772, or fill in our contact form on our website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.