Acara Concepts can provide home insulation services.
Winter is here; the nights are long, the mornings are dark and it’s bitterly cold outside. It’s a hard time for everyone and the season can often become much harder than it needs to be due to a lack of resources available to us. If you rent, you’re at the mercy of your landlord and the quality of the property you live in, so if your house is cold and the heating barely works then that’s what you’re stuck with. It’s unfair, but it’s also unsurprising.
It’s an unfortunate side effect of past constructions and it’s a common issue. Many houses and flats are not as energy-efficient as they could be and as a result these properties are poor at keeping warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Arguably, it’s keeping warm in winter that’s the most important thing as it’s much harder to stay warm than it is to stay cool, though there are many benefits to keeping the house cool when it’s warm as well. From a comfort perspective however, keeping warm is a priority.
If you own a house and are struggling with the heating, it might be worth considering a few sustainable home improvements in order to keep warm this winter. We’ve seen some dramatic shifts in the weather over the last decade and as time goes on we’re likely to see the winter’s become harsher and more difficult, so now is the time to make those changes. What are the best adjustments you can make to prepare your home for the winter?
Insulation has been a major part of the sustainable industry for a while now. There are even government programmes in place to help people, even providing insulation for old, historic buildings, and has time has gone on there have been various innovations to make insulation more efficient and environmentally friendly. Acara Concepts, for example, sells insulation made from Hofatex wood fibre. Wood fibre insulation will not only keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but it is also a completely natural, eco-friendly material that can actually improve the quality of air in your home.
Why is this a good thing? The quality of our indoor air can have an impact on our health, and as we spend the majority of our lives indoors this is something worth considering. Natural insulation offers all the benefits of home insulation whilst being breathable, which prevents issues with mould and condensation, all of which can negatively affect our health. In winter, when there is a lot of cold moisture in the air, this can be a valuable and cost-effective way to tackle the issue.
In the long run, the benefits of thermal insulation are great. If done well, you will have a home that stays warm in the cold winter months for years to come, helping you to keep healthy and cosy whilst saving you money on energy bills. Staying warm in winter is important, don’t risk your and your family’s health this year.