The Australian Institute of Home Energy and Energy Efficiency (AIDE) has released a new guide on the optimal time to replace insulation in homes.
It recommends replacing insulation in residential and commercial buildings from December 1st to December 31st every year.
“Insulation is critical to maintaining the quality of the environment in our homes,” AIDE energy and energy efficiency director Rob O’Sullivan said.
“Insulated walls and ceilings provide a barrier against moisture, which can cause moisture to enter and cause mould growth, as well as to the building’s overall health.”
In addition, it’s good to consider the benefits of insulation to our overall energy efficiency and comfort in your homes.
“Insulation needs to be installed before a storm, when there is a greater chance of condensation forming and damaging the insulation.
The guidelines recommend that you consider replacing insulation if:There are signs of moisture build-up, such as moisture dripping from cracks and crevices, or a buildup of condensates on insulation.
Insulation should be replaced when it has become damaged and needs to get replaced, such is a condition where there is mould, rust, or moisture build up on insulation, such can be in cracks or crevics, or where the insulation has become damp.
There is no specific time limit for replacing insulation, but it’s advised to replace when a new condition occurs or the insulation is leaking, such that it is no longer able to provide the protection and protection it needs.
Insulated ductwork should also be replaced if:Insulation on ductwork that’s become damaged should be repaired to allow it to expand and seal up.
The insulation should be kept in place for at least a month.
Insulating windows should be removed before the window is opened.
If you have a window that has become wet, remove the window cover and inspect for cracks.
If there are cracks, it may be time to remove insulation.
If the window does not have any cracks, the window should be fixed and sealed up with insulation.
Insulated doors should be secured to the door frame and must be replaced as soon as possible.
Insulate ceilings should be insulated with a product that is both strong and easy to install.
Insulator is the first product to be replaced and it should be installed as soon after it has been installed, to ensure the insulation lasts and does not leak.AIDe recommends installing insulation where the energy-efficient nature of the home requires it.
If there are mould, the insulation should not be used.
It can also prevent mould growth.
If a leak develops, an appropriate repair or replacement is required.
If there is moisture buildup, the building should be inspected by a professional to ensure there is no moisture build of any kind.
In all cases, a thorough inspection of the building will help you to determine the best time to make the decision to replace the insulation in the home.