Posted on 27 02 2024

Tell-Tale Signs You Could Need an Insulation Upgrade

As the seasons change, ensuring your home is well-insulated is essential for maintaining comfort and energy efficiency. Read on as we shed light on some tell-tale signs that your home might need an insulation upgrade.

  1. Increasing Energy Bills:

One clear sign that your insulation might need some attention is the spike in your energy bills with changing seasons. If you constantly have the heater running or dehumidifier on, your home may not retain heat effectively. Upgrading your insulation can help regulate indoor temperatures, reduce moisture and save you money in the long run.

  1. Different Room Temperatures:

Have you noticed that some parts of the house are warmer than others? Uneven room temperatures and cold spots can signal insulation issues. Upgrading your insulation will help distribute heat more evenly throughout your home, providing consistent comfort in every room.

  1. Drafts or Chilly Walls and Floors: 

Do your floors feel cold, or can you feel a draft, especially during colder months? Cold surfaces like floors and walls could be indicative of insufficient insulation.

  1. Mould and Mildew Growth:

If you've noticed mould or mildew in your home, it could be a result of poor insulation causing condensation. Upgrading your insulation helps regulate temperature and prevents moisture buildup, reducing the risk of mould and mildew growth.

  1. Age of Existing Insulation:

Is your home's insulation several years old? Over time, insulation can degrade, losing its effectiveness. If it's been a while since you last upgraded, it might be time to invest in new, more efficient insulation.

If you would like to upgrade your insulation in the lead-up to winter but are worried about the potential costs, let us let you in on a little secret. Fortunately, for homeowners in eligible areas across Aotearoa, financial assistance is available through the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant. This grant can cover 80-100% of the costs for insulation and heating upgrades, making it more accessible for Kiwis to improve their home's energy efficiency and comfort.


If you've noticed any of these tell-tale signs in your home, get in touch for a FREE Energy assessment. It's the first step towards improving your home for your family, their comfort and wellbeing.


As an Owner-Occupier You May Be Eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes Subsidy