When the weather turns too hot or too cold, homeowners in Peterborough or Toronto would naturally want their homes to be as comfortable as possible, and give them refuge from the sweltering heat or freezing cold outside. Insulation in Peterborough, Toronto, and other areas ensures that the home is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while keeping energy bills in control.
The purpose of insulation is to keep outside air from getting inside through vents, cracks, or holes around the home; and prevent cooled or heated air inside from getting out. It works, basically, by preventing heat from flowing in during the summer, and out during the winter. Signs of a poorly insulated home include hot indoor temperatures in summer, and cold floors and walls in winter.
In a region that averages below freezing temperatures, researchers from Cold Climate Housing Research Center put cellulose insulation to the test to determine how well it performs vis-à-vis fiberglass in extreme temperatures. Their findings will more than validate the claims of businesses that install insulation in Peterborough and other parts of Canada.