Home Insulation: The Eco-Friendly Way to Keep Your Home Warm

Written by on June 10, 2021 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Nowadays, we are always looking for eco-friendly alternatives to things we have done in the past. As our actions impact the environment greatly, it’s our responsibility to protect the planet and do everything we can to reduce our pollutants and emissions.

One way you can do this is by insulating your home. It’s relatively easy and offers fantastic benefits to both you and the environment.

People first started using newspapers to insulate their homes in the early 20th century but soon found it was ineffective. So, in 1932, a man named Dale Kleist accidentally discovered the power of fiberglass insulation – one of the best insulation materials. It became wildly popular and even known as pink panther insulation thanks to its mascot and pink color.

While there are many alternative materials you could use for insulation, fiberglass is one of the best. Plus, it’s eco-friendly!

The Best Insulation Material

 So, you’re wondering what the best insulation material is for your home? It’s fiberglass!

Having been around for so many years, it’s one of the most popular and effective materials on the market. You’ve probably seen it once or twice in your life – it’s the pink foamy-looking material behind walls and ceilings.

Made from recycled materials and glass, fiberglass insulation is a great environmental choice due to its repurposing of material and low environmental impact. The material is fire-resistant, muffles outside noises, and lets air flow through it, so moisture doesn’t build up and cause mold.

Fiberglass insulation can be somewhat difficult to install yourself. It is recommended to hire a professional to do the insulation for you.

Alternative Types of Insulation

Of course, there are other environmentally friendly insulation materials out there. While fiberglass is definitely the most economical choice, these are other options you may want to consider.

Sheep’s Wool – Taken right off the backs of sheep, this wool is packed behind your walls and will keep your family warm in the winters. It’s also fire-resistant.

Cotton or Demin – No, this isn’t like putting your old clothes on your walls. Cotton or denim insulation is practical and has a similar fiberglass process, but it is so much more expensive. However, cotton does serve as a natural insect repellent.

Aerogel – Made of 90% air, this material was created in 1931 and is still used today. The only downfall is that it’s quite expensive.

Environmental Benefits of an Insulated Home

Just simply having an insulated home offers environmental benefits. With insulation, you’ll use fewer emissions and pollutants because your home will stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Therefore, you’re also saving on energy and your electric bill! With lower energy costs and less usage of it, the environment benefits, and so does your wallet.

You also won’t hear much of what’s happening outside in an insulated home. Plus, most insulation, including fiberglass, prevents condensation, so you don’t have to worry too much about mold growing in your home.

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