The Only Name In Eco-Friendly Insulation...Higgins!
Higgins Insulation Pty Ltd
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Welcome to Higgins Insulation
Today more and more Australians are becoming aware of saving energy and energy costs. Up to 45% of your heating or cooling is lost without insulation, so Higgins is extremely proud to have developed thermal and acoustic insulation which is completely safe, cost effective and eco-friendly.
Our renewable resource of wool is locally sourced in Queensland, which reduces the negative environmental effects of long-haul transportation. In addition, we make every endeavor in our manufacturing process to reduce output pollution.
And good news for builders! No gloves, masks or goggles are required when installing Higgins Wool or Polyester Insulation. By only using natural products, we have eliminated the harmful effects that some other insulations may have on the lungs, eyes and skin.
Not only will you be cooler in summer and warmer in winter, your home's value will increase with Higgins Insulation resting comfortably in your walls and ceiling. Being energy-wise today means not only increased comfort, it means protecting the environment by reducing global warming, all the while saving you money annually on heating and cooling costs.
Now that you understand the benefits of using natural and renewable products, the next thing to consider is what type of insulation you require. Understanding the "R Value' you require is essential, and is explained in detail on our "R Value" page.
Higgins Insulation is totally safe, a premium insulator, and the perfect solution for the use of natural products in your home. Higgins Insulation has been fully treated to meet the stringent and internationally recognized British Fire Standard, providing peace of mind for you and your family. Natural salts and minerals have been added to the wool to also make Higgins Wool Insulation extremely insect proof.
Polyester is more cost effective than wool, providing people of all budgets with an option to consider the benefits of both.
What is Insulation?
Homes need insulation to keep you warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and to cut down outside noise. Insulation makes your air-conditioning unit work more efficiently, or in some cases, negates the need for one at all! Homes with quality insulation have lower energy bills. That's good for your pocket, and the environment, saving you money and conserving our precious energy resources.
Choosing a safe product is important. That's why all Higgins products are made from only the safest materials; real wool and regenerated polyester.
THESE MATERIALS HAVE NONE OF THE HEALTH OR FIRE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER FORMS OF INSULATION.
How does it work?
Insulation refers to materials which provide substantial resistance to heat movement. By installing insulation in the walls, ceilings and floor of a building, the heat flow both into and out of the building is minimised.
In summer: insulation reduces the amount of heat entering through walls and ceilings keeping rooms cooler.
In winter: insulation helps to keep warmth inside the building.
There are two main ways by which insulation products work:
BULK insulation traps pockets of still air within its structure. These air pockets provide the resistance to heat flow. Bulk insulation is available as batts or blankets.
REFLECTIVE insulation works by reflecting large amounts of heat from its polished metallic surface. It must work in conjunction with a still air layer for maximum effectiveness. Still air provides an extra insulating layer and reduces conductance to other materials. Reflective insulation needs to remain clean and dust-free for best performance. It is better at reducing summer heat gain than slowing heat loss in winter.