It’s a way that works to decrease the transfer of heat from objects that are in direct thermal contact with each other or lie in the direct radiative impact zone. The best type of insulation is actually a combination of two different types of insulation, such as fiberglass and cellulose. Thermal insulation also increases the length time it takes for warm air to pass from warmer regions to cooler regions, trapping some of the heat within the walls of your home. Thermal insulation can be applied to any home, even commercial buildings, because it works well regardless of the orientation of the building. However, certain areas around the home are more likely to receive thermal insulation than others, depending on the condition of your home.
On the interior walls of the home, thermal insulation works best where walls meet the exterior wall, such as on the corners. This is because the direct thermal mass of the home is reduced at this point. However, the best way to save energy with thermal insulation is to build up at the foundation of the house, directly between the exterior wall and the exterior walls of the home, which is the attic floor. This is the best place for saving energy, as the attic floor will be cooler than the rest of the house because it is isolated from the coldest parts of the exterior. For heating and cooling purposes, however, this is not a good solution because there is not enough air flow in the attic to maintain comfortable temperatures.
Commercial buildings and homes use this form of thermal insulation
In a commercial building, thermal insulation helps keep expensive electrical equipment from over-heating and causing damage. It also works by reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a space. If builders built out an attic insulation system, it could reduce heating and cooling costs by 20 percent. The space would then be used efficiently, with little wasted energy. This type of insulation also keeps the building cooler on hot days.
Installing thermal insulation also has environmental benefits. As mentioned above, it reduces energy costs, especially if the building is attached to the outside. It prevents the formation of dirt and debris that can trap heat and cool air, causing a decrease in overall temperature. In fact, thermal insulation acts like a barrier between the inside and outside of the building, preventing heat from leaking into the building. Installing this kind of foam in place also discourages insects that can harbor allergens and moisture within attics.
Installing thermal insulation in attics should not be left to the DIY market
Commercial and home buyers should purchase a kit from their local heating and cooling company. A quick call to the company will let the buyer know how well the walls are insulated, which walls need more heat loss, and how much additional cost is involved.
Thermal insulation should be installed by trained professionals. Home and building inspectors should also be consulted. Even with the help of professionals, the total amount of saving energy does not come close to the cost of having the panels installed. Saving energy is worth it when the results can be seen in a couple of years, instead of years.