Energy Efficiency

In an average Australian home, heating and cooling accounts for around 38% of energy used.

Insulation works by "trapping" air

Heat is lost by convection and conduction through the walls and roof of a building. Earthwool® insulation ‘traps' air and slows down convection thereby reducing heat loss and gain. Knauf Insulation's advanced technology produces very soft and long strands of Glasswool which "trap" air more effectively to save even more energy.

Insulation is as effective keeping the heat in, as it is keeping the heat out. On average, households with ceiling, wall and under floor insulation can save around $450 per year on energy bills…save money while maintaining a comfortable internal temperature all year round. *

In a building, the larger the temperature difference between the inside and the outside, the higher the R-value the insulation needs to be to reduce heat flow. By adding Earthwool® insulation above minimum building requirements whether in commercial or residential space significantly increases energy savings, and enhances the overall quality of your indoor environment.

Increasing Electricity Prices

Since 2007, electricity prices have increased by a staggering 72 per cent.

The average Australian household uses up to 75 per cent of its energy supply to power appliances and on heating and cooling, which makes energy consumption in our everyday lives and the impact of increased energy prices, difficult to avoid.

However, there are ways in which we can reduce energy consumption in order to relieve the monetary pressures, which can also have an added benefit of a more comfortable and energy efficient home.

Simple and effective steps such as installing insulation with a high R-Value, closing windows and doors when air conditioners are running and turning off appliances when not in use have an impact on your energy savings. Having an energy efficient home not only benefits your pocket but also your comfort and health.

science of insulation
The Science of Insulation

Understand how insulation works.