Insulation in your home or commercial office space reduces heating and cooling costs. It is important for your family and/or co-workers to feel comfortable in the space. Heating and cooling must be distributed evenly throughout different times of the year. When you order the best insulation supplies, you will optimise heating and cooling efficiency.
How Insulation Works
To best understand how insulation works, it helps to know how heat flows. Heat flows through conduction, radiation, and convection. Conduction is the pathway heat disperses through materials. For example, heat can travel from your hot burner to a metal pan to cook your food. Radiant heat travels in a straight line. Radiant heat will heat anything solid in its direct path that can absorb its energy. X-rays and microwaves utilise radiant heat. Lastly, convection is how heat travels between gases and liquids. The steam that rises from your hot cup of tea is one common example of convection. Your tea is transferring heat from liquid to gas. Common insulation works to regulate heat flow by lessening the heat transferred through conduction and convection.
Invest in Insulation
There are many different types of insulation available on the market. Building supplies are costly. When it comes time to purchase insulation, you mustn’t cut corners and go the inexpensive route. You may think it is better to buy low-price supplies, but in the long run, it will cost you significantly more in heating and cooling costs. Insulation is an investment. It will work to keep the living or working environment comfortable for you, your friends, your loved ones, and/or your employees.
PIR (polyisocyanurate) insulation boards are a popular choice for many office spaces. PIR boards retain and disperse heat throughout the interior of the building. It also works for office spaces looking to achieve acoustic control. PIR boards are very easy to install. They can be bonded to various surfaces such as plywood, and plasterboard. For flat roofing, it can have a glass tissue face for external purposes. Most commonly used in wall, floor, and roof spaces, PIR boards are versatile.
Phenolic boards are suitable for residential and commercial spaces. They will fit a wide variety of wall, floor, and roof applications. Generally, phenolic insulation boards are more expensive than other types of insulation because they not only provide a barrier for heat but also protect the area from moisture. Moisture can lead to very expensive issues like mould growth and the need for professional mould remediation.