Important facts about insulation

1. Insulation slows heat transfer, not airflow.
One of the most important things to know about insulation is how it works. Since insulation is often placed in those areas of the home where warm air can escape, it is logical to assume that the insulation does something to block this. In reality, insulation does nothing to stop unwanted airflow. Insulation slows the transfer of heat, not blocks this flow. In winter, when rooms are heated, insulation reduces the rate at which heat travels through walls and other surfaces. In the summer, when you turn on the air conditioner, the insulation prevents the outside heat from heating the premises

2. The R-value reflects the effectiveness of the insulation.
Each type of insulation has a certain R-value, which indicates how effective the material is at retarding heat transfer. This indicator is known as thermal resistance. Although a thicker layer of insulation may have a higher thermal resistance value, this is not always the case. This value is not measured only by the thickness of the material. It is directly dependent on the thermal conductivity coefficient of the material. It is possible for a thicker layer of a material to have a lower R-value than a thinner layer of another material. In this case, the thinner material will insulate much better than the thicker material.

3. Isolation never stops working.
Once installed, the insulation doesn’t stop working. As long as it is not mechanically damaged, the insulation does not need to be removed or replaced. It not only saves energy, but extends the life of the building.

4. Insulation saves much more energy than any other energy-saving products.
Insulation saves far more energy each year than energy-saving light bulbs, appliances and window frames.

5. The isolation may be too much.
Homes need insulation, but there is a theoretical point of “too much insulation.” If your home is over-insulated and sealed too tightly, moisture can be trapped inside. Without proper ventilation and properly selected and installed insulation, too much moisture can accumulate in the home. This can lead to the development of mold and mildew and, in general, to lower indoor air quality.

6. Installing insulation helps protect the environment.
With global warming a major threat today, energy efficient buildings are more important than ever to protect the country’s environment and economy. We must not waste resources such as natural gas and electricity, but use them efficiently. We need to be more careful about the use of energy in our daily lives. We need to consider energy saving recommendations by thinking about what we can do for our living spaces through permanent and long-term solutions.

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