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Cooling Your Summer: The Benefits of Home Insulation

Cooling Your Summer: The Benefits of Home Insulation

As summer approaches and the heat becomes a daily adversary many homeowners often think about ways to stay cool. Air conditioning or the constant whirring from fans can provide relief, however with load shedding and soaring electricity costs this is not an ideal option for many.

One effective and eco-friendly solution is insulating your home to ensure gaps are closed so the cool air doesn’t escape and the outside heat doesn’t creep in.

One of the primary benefits of insulating your home in summer is improved energy efficiency. A well-insulated home acts as a barrier, preventing the outdoor heat from infiltrating your living spaces. This reduces the need for excessive air conditioning, lowering your energy consumption. In turn, you can expect to see a significant reduction in your electricity bills, keeping your finances cool even as the temperature rises.

Aerolite® Soft Touch provides a high resistance to the flow of heat through your home which limits the impact of the outside temperature variations helping to maintain a stable and comfortable living environment.


Did you know that most of the heat gained and lost is from your homes roof space?


Aerolite® Soft Touch ceiling insulation reduces heat flow out of your home in winter and into your home in summer by up to 30%, lowering energy consumption and reducing your electricity expenses. Opting for non-energy-reliant sources for heating and cooling systems is the way to go. By preventing heat transfer, your living spaces remain cooler, eliminating hot spots and cold drafts. This even temperature distribution enhances overall comfort, making your home a pleasant sanctuary during the scorching summer days.

Adding to its thermal and acoustic properties, effective insulation literally adds a layer of safety to your home. Aerolite® Soft Touch is non-combustible, which means it does not burn when exposed to fire and will not spread flames, emit smoke, or spontaneously combust. Aerolite® has a classification of A/A1/1 and A1, S1, d0[SS1]  in accordance with SANS 428 and EN 13501, thus providing safety within your home and giving you the peace of mind, you deserve.


Local is Lekker! Aerolite® is the only locally manufactured glasswool ceiling insulation product in South Africa, using up to 80% recycled glass, naturally occurring silica sand and fluxing agents which is combined to form glasswool. Furthermore, it doesn’t emit toxic fumes or smoke, is bio-soluble and has a Class III rating according to the World Health Organisation.


Quality insulation will not only help to achieve thermal cooling within your home but will also elevate the thermal and acoustics of your living spaces. Protection from external noise adds to the sense of security and privacy in your home, enhancing overall comfort. Sound can also affect your mood and well-being, and if your household is busy with multi-functional spaces and several activities co-existing, it’s beneficial to manage acoustics, especially if you have an open-plan design. Aerolite® insulation helps reduce noise transmission from the external environment into your home creating a more peaceful and comfortable interior. It can also be used to control noise within the house by absorbing sound and reducing reverberation time allowing you to enjoy the full benefits of surround sound systems.


As summer heat becomes more intense, it's essential to consider the benefits of insulating your home for thermal cooling. Not only does it enhance comfort, but it also provides substantial energy and cost savings, reduces environmental impact, and improves the overall quality of life in your home. Whether you're looking to stay cool or looking to make your home more energy-efficient, insulation is a practical and eco-friendly solution to consider. So, invest in your home's insulation and make this summer season more comfortable and cost-effective.

Raise the value of your property, reducing the carbon footprint and create an energy efficient home with Aerolite® Soft Touch

Lookout for Aerolite® Soft Touch in local retail hardware stores or visit our website (https://www.isover.co.za/aerolite-soft-touch-ceiling-insulation) to find your nearest approved home installer.