Insulation and how to install it yourself

Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow and is essential to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. A well insulated and well designed home will provide year-round comfort, cutting cooling and heating bills by up to half. This, in turn, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


What should I know about insulation?

Heating and cooling our homes accounts for 50 - 70 % of the energy we use. Checking out these fact sheets will enable you to choose the correct type of insulation for your area so you reduce your power bills dramatically and you will be helping to save the planet at the same time.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL MANUAL - Everything you need to know and more

THE FAMILY HANDYMAN - Learn how to insulate your walls yourself

HOME TURNED GREEN - Make your home more energy efficient by insulation.

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY - Adding insulation to an existing home


CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION - Procedures for proper installation of insulation.

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