Thermal insulation, also called Hanging Insulation
It’s a type of textile material that has been widely used for the last several decades in residential and commercial buildings both for the purpose of insulation and for decorative purposes. Insulation is one of the most important factors in protecting the structure against external weather conditions such as heat loss and cold penetration. Insulation reduces heat transfer from one place to another, thereby reducing the temperature differential between the inside and the outside of a structure. The process of thermal insulation involves reduction of heat transfer between different materials in contact or at a relatively higher level of radiative impact. Thermal insulation usually include low thermal conductivity fibres combined with foam to achieve an even higher level of thermal resistance.
There are a number of benefits that you can get from thermal insulation, which includes protection from solar energy and heating expenses. When the surface temperature of a building remains constant for a long period of time, the occupants will be able to stay comfortable and feel no change in the temperature of their room. This will help in maintaining a good indoor environment for the occupants of the building and therefore, in achieving maximum comfort and functionality of every individual in the house.
increased energy efficiency can also bring down the cost of electricity bill
However, when the temperatures start to vary on a regular basis, it will result in discomfort and illness for the occupants and will significantly affect the building’s energy costs. The installation of a good thermal insulation helps the building owners to reduce their total costs related to heating and cooling of the rooms in their houses. The increased energy efficiency can also bring down the cost of electricity bills as well. In addition to that, it can also protect the roof of your building from damage and long term deterioration due to heat and moisture exposure.
Thermal insulation is usually installed on the attic floor, ceiling, walls, doors and windows of the house. If you are wondering why you should install thermal insulation on the roof, it is because of the benefits it offers to the occupants. As already mentioned, it helps in maintaining a constant temperature inside the house and reduces the energy costs associated with heating and cooling of the rooms. However, if the roof is facing the direction of the prevailing wind, then it provides a low thermal resistance. So, if the roof faces a continuous wind, then there is a possibility of getting trapped under its thermal insulation.
makes efficient utilization of space heating systems
The average commercial building is usually equipped with a central heating system, whether it is air or natural. Usually, the cooling system of a commercial building is not of a high efficiency, because most of the cooling processes consumes too much energy and results in considerable cooling space heating. On the other hand, thermal insulation makes efficient utilization of the space heating systems’ efficiency because it effectively captures the heat generated by the heating source and uses it to provide space cooling heat. Hence, it can be stated that it makes efficient utilization of space heating systems and at the same time, it also reduces energy costs because it reduces space heating energy costs.
Moreover, thermal insulation also ensures the safety of the employees and the customers in the commercial building. During the hot days, the temperature inside the room will increase and this may result in discomfort and illness to the people present in the space. But, proper insulation will prevent the high temperature inside the room from reaching inside and will not allow the high temperature to reach the people’s skin. It also reduces the moisture content inside the room because it effectively absorbs and holds the moisture level. This will ensure that the building remains dry and safe for the workers and the customers.