The gift of an energy efficient home this Christmas – how to keep your house cool this summer

As the mercury rises and lockdown has come to an end, ‘tis the season for gathering in the comfort of your home with loved ones! …that is, unless your home is not so comfortable once that Aussie sun starts beating down.

We have been in the industry for a while, and we know our way around keeping Australian homes cool in summer, even with crowds. So many houses here do not have even the most basic of insulation, and they end up cranking the air-conditioning for months throughout summer—bad news for both the environment and your bills.

Read on to find out how to keep your cool on the hottest of days.

Keeping your house cool this summer

Did you know that insulation was only required by law in houses built after 2002? So if (like many of us) your home was built before then, you may find that you have little or no insulation in place. This means your air-conditioning is working extra hard… and a lot of that lovely cold air you are paying for is just ending up outside.

Australian houses are very leaky in general; the Climate Council recently slammed Australian homes as “glorified tents” due to a lack of proper insulation. But more on that another day.

Before you cancel that hosted holiday party or resign yourself to massive energy bills, there is a simple solution that will pay you back for decades. The good news is that insulation is one of the most cost-effective methods to reduce your power usage and improve the overall comfort of your home in summer (and winter too, but that’s another story).

Melbourne families are using Enviroflex insulation to slash their bills and go net zero

As seen on ABC News, our wonderful clients Annabelle and Alex have seen incredible benefits from using Enviroflex insulation.

They bought a gorgeous home in Brunswick, but it was nearly 100 years old and extremely draughty.

After the shock of their first month’s energy bill, they got serious about cutting it down and going net zero for their wallets and the environment.

One of their first steps was to call us for a free assessment, and we were able to improve their insulation so much that (combined with other measures) they are now a net zero house– no gas bills and exporting more electricity to the grid than they import.

The best part is that they are set to earn all their money back on these measures within a few short years—but they will enjoy the benefits long after that.

Book your free assessment with Enviroflex

A well-insulated home provides year-round comfort, while also cutting your heating and cooling bills by up to 30 percent! So you can get your smug face on and put that extra cash toward entertaining people in your new, cool, comfortable home.

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