Winter is here and all of a sudden we dust off the heaters and stock up on wood for our fireplaces. It helps, but the level of comfort is still not ideal, not to mention the shocker of an electricity bill that you expect to see at the end of the month. For us in sunny South-Africa, thermal comfort is never a high priority, until it starts to snow. We enjoy a temperate climate throughout the whole year, and open a window or a door when we get too warm, but ask anyone, the moment it’s cold – we freeze!
A typical un-insulated home gains or loses up to 35% of its energy through the ceiling, which results in a home that is frosty in winter and often uncomfortably hot in summer. If you are using mechanical intervention to warm and cool your home, you could be looking at saving up to 35% of your electricity bill if you keep the heat, or the cold, inside! ISOVER’s Aerolite insulates your ceiling and dramatically slows down heat loss (or gain), resulting in a more comfortable temperature indoors. The growing energy crisis and rising economic costs have forced South Africans to conserve energy and reduce electricity usage. Aerolite offers an investment return in under two years, thanks to the home’s reduced energy requirements, with continued savings thereafter.
Aerolite is a thermal and acoustic glass wool ceiling insulation that has been manufactured locally, and has been trusted by South Africans for more than 60 years. It maintains a comfortable living environment, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It also provides acoustic insulation, assisting in dampening external noise and providing a quieter indoor environment for your living comfort.
Aerolite is the safer option; unlike many competitive products that are combustible, Aerolite is a certified non-combustible product which means it won’t burn, smoke, or melt in a fire as it’s made from glass wool. It is made of 80% recycled glass and our manufacturing factory (based in Springs, Gauteng) is CFC and HCFC free, saving more than 100 times the energy consumed and CO2 emitted from manufacturing, transporting and disposing – so you are on the right side of a sustainable future.
Aerolite blankets are easy and safe to install, and are supplied in resilient, flexible compression-packed rolls for easy maneuvering and cutting inside your roof – ideal for the DIY enthusiast. The Aerolite website also lists brand-approved installers that you can contact if you’re a do-it-for-me kind of person. Since November 2011 the South-African building regulations legislation prescribes that all new homes are required to have a certain level of insulation in their roofs to meet specific performance requirements.
Think Pink Aerolite has been South-Africa’s number one choice in ceiling insulation since 1937, and will guarantee its performance for the lifespan of your home, keeping you and your family comfortable, without putting pressure on the electricity grid or your financial budget.
For more information visit our website on www.aerolite.co.za