The adjective insulating It is used to qualify what isolates . The verb isolate, on the other hand, is linked to what prevents the passage of sound, electricity or something else or to what causes something to be separated from other elements.
Thermal , on the other hand, is an adjective that is linked to the temperature or at hot . It is generally said that an object is thermal when it has the ability to keep the temperature unchanged.
With this clear, we can enter the concept of thermal insulator . It's about the materials that have a high thermal resistance : that is, they oppose the flow of hot . A thermal material, therefore, stands as a wall between different media, preventing heat from passing to equal temperatures, as it happens naturally.
Suppose a body It has a temperature other than the ambient temperature or the temperature of another body with which it is in contact. In those cases, a heat transfer to reach the thermal equilibrium : thermal energy is transferred from the body that has the highest temperature to the other. What a thermal insulator does is block that heat transfer.
A refrigerator (also called a refrigerator, refrigerator or refrigerator) maintains a much lower temperature inside it than the surrounding temperature. Therefore, to prevent the heat from ambient go inside, the appliance closes tightly with a thermal insulator.
It should be noted that heat is transmitted by driving , convection , radiation and other methods. Thermal insulators, in this reality, can act in different ways. He cork , he aluminum , the wool and the straw They are some of the most used thermal insulators.
In recent years, a material has begun to be used in the construction or renovation of houses due to its great power as thermal insulation. It is the so-called plasterboard and becomes a set of plasterboard laminated between layers of cardboard.
In addition to that quality, this material is highly demanded because it allows you to enjoy other advantages, such as:
-It has a really cheap price and much more affordable to the pocket than other direct competitors.
-It is placed quickly and easily, with hardly any dirtiness.
-It also offers a magnificent sound insulation.
-Not less important is that the plasterboard is a very light material.
-It also has the one that allows you to shape absolutely customized elements and structures.
-It has a remarkable resistance.
In addition to the above, we have to underline that there are many other types of thermal insulators, such as extruded polystyrene, mineral wool, eco insulation, sandwich panels, expanded polystyrene and polyurethane, among others. That without forgetting, of course, the so-called light reflective products or glass and rock wool.
In order to choose the best thermal insulation, a series of aspects such as these must be taken into account:
-The place where it will be placed and its characteristics.
-The price you have, in order to suit the pocket.
-If it is needed for a home in which it is during a season or throughout the year.