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What are the benefits of ceramic insulation?

The primary benefit of ceramic insulation is to maximize energy efficiency.

The cost savings from a 10% decrease in annual heating and cooling expenses due to the installation of high-efficiency ceramic home insulation equals an ROI period of less than 3 years, with a payback time to remove entropy measured in minutes. Ceramic insulation is safe, easy to use, environmentally sustainable, and has no negative effect on indoor air quality. It is resistant to fire, insect damage, rodents, mold growth and weather conditions.

High-performance ceramic insulation acts as a thermal barrier that protects the home from external elements due to its low U-Factor. It works by reducing heat loss and heat gain in the home. This material is most effective when applied to the underside of roof rafters and floor joists, exterior walls and rim/band board areas around openings where air infiltration causes unwanted energy loss.

Ceramic insulation has unique properties that allow it to work effectively without adding weight or significantly changing the appearance of a home. Its density is only 1/4 to 1/6 that of fiberglass insulation, and it can be cut with standard tools. It is easily molded for custom installations.

It takes more energy to heat or cool your home than any other system. So, if you are looking for ways to reduce heating and cooling costs, high-performance ceramic insulation can contribute significantly to this goal.

The U.S. Department of Energy states that the average family pays nearly $2,000 per year for their heating and cooling costs. This makes the installation of energy-efficient ceramic insulation a wise choice for your home's energy efficiency.


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How does ceramic insulation work?

Ceramic is a mineral, just like glass or brick. Its most important property is that it contains both heat-conductive and heat-insulative particles within.

The ceramic's insulative particle content is so small compared to its conductive particle content that the insulation value of the material scales exponentially with the porosity of the material. So in order for ceramic insulation to work well, it needs to have lots of tiny holes so cold air can't travel through them and stay really warm inside while outside it's freezing! A large piece of marble only has about 8% porosity while some ceramic wool can be more than 90% porous (porosities range from 0 (zero) percent at 100% dense and no pores - to 100% at 0% dense and all pores).

The other important property of ceramic insulation is its compactness: it has a higher bulk density than fiberglass. The more you compress the material, the better it works as an insulator. Even though if you remove air from below it becomes much less effective as the heat-conductive particles can't travel as easy anymore through such a strong structure full of holes!

Compressed ceramic insulation (like Thermoblok) makes your van/bus/truck become like a thermos flask: hot inside, cold outside!


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