Save on your heating and cooling bills and help save the planet, with well installed carpet

Carpet is an exceptionally good thermal insulator, with the potential to significantly reduce the energy costs related to heating and cooling your home, as long as it is installed well and with careful consideration of this often overlooked benefit.

When building or renovating a home, few people realise the insulation value of carpet can be considered as being similar to fibreglass roofing insulation. When installed over underlay, carpet can provide up to ten times more insulation than that of other floor coverings.

It might be surprising to learn that uninsulated floors account for 10 to 20% of heat loss from a home, when there is a marked temperature difference between your indoor air and air under the floor. Installing carpet properly can therefore greatly reduce the amount of energy your household uses for heating or cooling, which also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lowers your carbon footprint.

In addition to this, carpeted floor feels warmer underfoot and does not require the heating that a room with a hard surface may. This adds further energy savings through the reduction of unnecessary heating use.

The greatest financial and environmental benefits of carpet insulation are achieved when as large an area as possible is covered. Wall to wall carpet is preferable, because the reduction in heat loss is proportional to the area carpeted, and this leaves no areas for cold air to seep into the house and undermine the insulating efficiency of the carpeted areas.

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Save on your heating and cooling bills and help save the planet, with well installed carpet