Insulation is the process of enclosing or covering an object with a material that serves as a barrier and reduces (or blocks) the flow of energy, specifically heat. It is essentially used for the following reasons:
-To reduce heat energy losses.
-To prevent nearby objects from heating up.
Below are some examples where insulation is typically used:
-On appliances – stoves and ovens, refrigerators and freezers, water heaters, water pipes, etc.
-On industrial applications.
When done properly, insulation can provide indoor comfort (by keeping your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter) and energy efficiency.
Determining and buying the insulation that is right for your household can be a challenge. Below are some helpful hints on how to go about buying the perfect insulation for your home.
1. What to insulate. The first thing to consider is to identify where the insulation will be installed or used. A personal inspection of your home may be sufficient, but it is still best to let the qualified people (such as your contractor) do the job.
Depending on your (or an expert’s) findings, your...