What is insulation?

Insulation acts like a thermos in winter and an esky in summer

Over 40% Victorian homes have inadequate ceiling insulation, allowing heat to escape in winter and allowing unwanted heat inside in summer.

Insulation refers to materials which provide substantial resistance to heat flow. When insulating materials are installed in a building, the heat flow into and out is reduced and the need for heating and cooling is minimised.

Insulation should be installed in the ceiling, walls and floor to create a sealed envelope which acts like a thermos in winter and an esky in summer.

What are the benefits of insulation?

Insulation is the most cost-effective way to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home, as a fully insulated home means you’ll spend less on heating in winter and less on cooling in summer.

In new or existing homes adding bulk insulation is one of the smartest ways to save money on energy bills.Insulate your home, save up to 45% per year

How to install insulation

There are many factors to consider when installing insulation. Find out how to do so below.

More information

Smarter Choice partners (see list or map) have retail sales staff that can advise you about insulation.

Download the Smarter Choice fact sheet on insulation below.

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Fact sheet: Insulation & draught proofing