As a homeowner, you want to ensure your home is well insulated in order to keep it comfortable, save money on energy bills, and reduce the impact of the outside world on the comfort of your home. One of the best ways to accomplish these goals is to install acoustic insulation in your walls. Acoustic insulation is designed specifically to reduce noise reverberation within an enclosed space and can be extremely beneficial in providing maximum soundproofing results. Here are some reasons why you should consider installing acoustic insulation in your walls:

Increased Comfort

Acoustic insulation can help provide more comfortable living conditions by reducing noise levels within the home. This can help minimise the impact of loud noises coming from the outdoors, like traffic and construction, while ensuring everyone inside your home enjoys maximum living comfort. One major area that you may commonly find acoustic insulation is in the bedroom which makes a lot of sense for those who work at night and need uninterrupted, restful sleep during the daytime.

Lower Energy Costs

Insulation in general helps keep cold or hot air from leaking out of your home, thus keeping energy costs lower over time. Acoustic insulation also works as additional insulation so you benefit from its noise-reduction qualities as well as its energy-conserving benefits. 

Better Sound Quality

With acoustic insulation installed in your walls, the quality of sound within the room will improve dramatically. Whether you’re listening to music or watching a movie in your living room or home theatre, acoustic insulation will ensure that you experience maximum clarity with less reverberation and echo effect. 

Improved Privacy

This is the big one. Since acoustic insulation limits sound transmission from one space to another, it makes it difficult for neighbours and passers-by to hear you talking inside your home or playing music at louder volumes. So if you’re looking for extra privacy, acoustic insulation could be a great option for surrounded areas with heavy foot traffic or houses close together. This even applies within the home. Installing acoustic insulation in your internal walls will effectively reduce the amount of noise you hear from other areas of your home. Acoustic insulation is a great idea to install in the walls of your home theatre room, so that you won’t disturb the peace of your home when you are watching an action movie through your hifi; Or even in the walls of an office or study, to create a peaceful study space to let you focus on the task at hand. 

Overall, installing acoustic insulation in your walls is an excellent way to improve the comfort level of your home while also saving money on energy costs and improving overall sound quality and privacy levels.

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People Also Ask:

⇒ What is the most common wall insulation?

It may surprise you to know that the most common wall insulation in Australia is none at all. More often than not, insulation was not installed in walls when homes were built. That’s why you should take matters into your own hands and install Polyester Insulation Wall batts in your home.

Can you retrofit wall insulation?

There are two ways to retrofit wall insulation; Via an insulation wall pump injecting insulation into the wall cavity either by removing roofing tiles or by drilling holes externally or internally. The second way is by removing the inside plaster lining from your walls and retrofitting sarking and/or wall insulation batts, then replacing plasterboard. Insulation wall pumps are one of the only ways to retrofit wall insulation without removing the plaster from your wall.

⇒ Is it worth it to insulate walls?

In order to protect your home from the extremes of Australian weather conditions it is an essential step to install internal wall insulation and external wall insulation. Doing so not only will make your home easier and more efficient to heat and cool (which means lower utility bills), but it will make your home more soundproof against the noise from the street outside or from noisy neighbours.

What’s Next?

We hope this article has helped you learn how to use simple ways to save on your utility bill. This in turn will help you on your energy and thermal efficiency retrofit journey to make your home more comfortable all year round, and reduce your costs and carbon emissions.   

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