Can insulation move around, and does it need to be readjusted at all?
Insulation is often displaced by home contractors such as electricians, so you may not be aware of any gaps until you either check your home’s insulation yourself or have a qualified professional do so for you.
Just a tiny 5% gap in your ceiling’s insulation can reduce its effectiveness by 50% – and many older houses have 5-10% insulation gaps therefore it is a good idea to check.
How much insulation do I need?
This will depend on which climate zone you live in. In each climate zone, the Building Code of Australia has determined a minimum amount of needed insulation expressed in R-value (the efficiency of a material at stopping heat flow through it.) This ...
Is it easy to move a HWHP?
• It depends on the type. A split system would be easier to move than an integrated heat pump. The integrated type is very heavy and may require 2 people to move it. • If you need to reposition your hot water system to a different site on the ...
Are there any other associated costs when installing insulation?
As with any job there are factors that can increase your overall cost. For insulation the main factors include; access to your property, access to your ceiling (installers may have to lift the roof), thickness of the material, obstructions, ability ...
Should I replace my downlights when insulation is being installed?
It depends on the rating of the downlights which needs to be checked by a qualified electrician. They need to have an IC-4 rating. If you don’t replace downlights, to prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a ...
Can insulation touch lights?
• To prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a certain amount of space around halogen downlight fittings. This requires the expertise of a professional. • If downlights are replaced with IC-4 rated LED ...